We have an early spring tradition at our cabin. As you may have noticed, the snow on the prairie melts well before the snow in the hills. Thus, our tradition was created. Every spring when our spirits are low because the weather is warm, but there is still too much snow to do anything, we take a day long road trip. The beautiful thing about the hills is that we are surrounded by diverse landscapes. A day long road trip can take us to the Badlands of Wall, the crazy rock formations around Custer, the prairie of Wyoming, and the river bottoms of the Belle Fourche River. This time we decided to go up to Belle Fourche, over to Hullett, down to Devil's Tower, past Sundance, to Spearfish, and through the winding Spearfish Canyon. It was great to get out and do something other than shoveling.
There were some nice ranches on the trip.
I wish I knew the story behind this little place.
The deer and antelope were plentiful.
This was an abandon coal mine. There was a nice walking path around it.
Devil's Tower is amazing. I like the pivot in the foreground.
and the skies are not cloudy all day!
Then it was back to reality. Still it was a nice little trip. It lifted our spirits.