Larry & Cheryl's 2013 Travels travel blog

Heading to Spearfish Canyon

Black Hills National Forest

Deep Canyon

Forest at the top

Driving thru the canyon

Bridal Veil Falls

 

 

Aspen Birch Grove

Trail

Older than Grand Canyon

Hiking Trail

 

Enjoying the trail

Interpretation

Boxelder

Boxelder "mother branch" with upward growth babies

Quaking Aspen

Survival food

Snowberry plant

 

Mountain Streams

He crossed the stream

 

He followed us along the trail

 

Some fins & spires

Another stop

Roughlock Nature Area

Roughlock Falls

 

Wild roses

Looking downstream

Looking Upstream

 

Rainbow Trout

 

 

 

Abe, what you doin' out here?

Want to buy a tourist attraction?

Passing by Lead

Arriving Deadwood

 

Historic spot

 

Lovely brick buildings

Another historic spot

1879

John Wayne, why are you here?

Residents up on the hillside

Beautiful brick buildings

 

Boot Hill

Very old cemetery on the hillside

Wild Bill Hickok's memorial

And his wife, Calamity Jane

Epidemics took many children

Child's grave marker

Mass grave from the disease epidemics


Today was a lovely, scenic drive through Spearfish Canyon in the Black Hills National Forest. We found Bridal Veil Falls, and we enjoyed a short nature walk. The Botanic Walk, which was cool in the shade, was very informative with signs everywhere. It also led us to Spearfish Falls.

We drove through the town of Lead, another old mining town in the mountains and then went on to Deadwood, which was like walking around in Virginia City, NV – an old mining town with new shops in old saloons.

We wandered through the cemetery, Mount Morian aka "Boot Hill", where Wild Bill Hickok & Calamity Jane are buried. After our tour we went back to town for lunch at Perkins.

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