Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Crazy Horse Volksmarch Event

Just a reminder the Crazy Horse event is this weekend...

Makoshika State Park

Here is a link to the makoshika state park near glendive...
I didnt have time to hike around much, but had some trails that looked good....

The Secret Lives of Bees...

Not to do with walking/hiking i know, but interesting just the same...These pictures sent by a local woman are...amazing!

she heard a buzzing noise one day and found THIS in her tree...apparently, its the queen bees fault for wandering outside of the hive...and all the worker bees then followed...a local beekeeper was able to rescue the bees after 2 attempts...

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Poker Jims Lookout

Shakespear in the park will be performing here July 4th at is the link for more information...

Blacks Pond

Blacks Pond Picnic Area is located on the Custer National Forest in the Custer National Forest. It is in the middle of a watchable wildlife route and the pond itself is home to several different species of wildlife.

There are two campsites with a handicapped accessible toilet. No fee required. No water available. Fish and Game stock this pond with rainbow trout. We were not fortunate enough to have caught any but they did seem to enjoy our Blacks Pond is located 17 miles south of Ashland. From Ashland, travel east 0.75 miles to the Birney turnoff (Tongue River Road). Travel 8 miles south to the O'Dell Creek turnoff. Turn east and travel 7 miles to the intersection of Forest Road #4021 and Forest Road # 4131 then turn right onto #4021 and travel 0.5 miles to Blacks Pond.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Top of Nisley's Butte

google maps pedometer

Thought you guys might be interested in this website. It is a great way to see how far you have walked. I tried to use it for Nisley's Butte, but I have better luck w/street signs.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Mickelson Marathon

According to the events list from the black hills volkssport club it appears they havent scheduled a marathon for this fall...but i was thinking...maybe we could plan our own marathon using the same part of the mickelson trail as we walked last fall...pretty sure we could find a shuttle service to shuttle us up to the same trailhead...and that we could find someone to drive a vehical ahead of us to each trailhead with a cooler/snacks as they did last year...i dunno, just an idea...does anyone have an interest in this?

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Nisley Butte

i called and got permission to hike nisley butte today...was thinking friday at 3...i know this time wont work for many ppl but am hoping some can and others will be able to do it next time...i also thought about sunday (mothers day, i know) the afternoon perhaps...its suppose to rain starting tomorrow so alot will depend on the me if you are interested...