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


Older than Grand Canyon

Hiking Trail


Enjoying the trail



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


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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