Monthly Archives: October 2014

Black Hills roads

Great Fall Weather

We’re having some extremely nice fall weather in the Black Hills with highs in the 70s, lots of sunshine and not much wind. Perfect weather for hitting the roads with the top down. This is a photo of a stretch of SD Highway 244 behind

Bear Butte as seen from the Black Hills

Bear Butte

Bear Butte is one of the great landmarks of Western South Dakota. This 1400-foot-high butte is the core of an ancient volcano and is clearly visible against the wide open ranges. This view is from the Black Hills southwest of Sturgis. The hills look particularly

Moonset over Mt. Rushmore

Moonset over Mt. Rushmore

Some say October is one of the best times to visit the Black Hills. The weather is usually nice (October, 2013, being a notable exception) and you can take pictures like this. The Harvest Moons of October and November present a striking view as they

ICBM Launch Site

Cold War relic

There was a time when Western South Dakota was on the front lines of the Cold War and the relics of that time can be found on the prairies throughout the area. It was a time when acronyms like ICBM and MAD were well-known and

Spearfish Falls

Streams running high

  After getting nearly five inches of rain in the past few days, most of the streams in the Black Hills are running near capacity.