BEST WESTERN PLUS Four Presidents Lodge
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Non-smoking rooms
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Hot tub
- Wheelchair accessibility
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... the rolling hills and protected plains of the Sage Creek
drainage. In the 1910s and 1920s, the area was dotted with homesteads as erstwhile settlers
attempted to raise wheat and hay while grazing a few head of cattle or sheep on their 640
acre allotments. Under the Homestead Act of 1864, homesteads were to measure 160 acres;
however, once settlers crossed the Missouri River, the climate and soils changed ...
... to have a higher focus on sustainability and quality control compared to the mass production of Millers. We then made our way onto Madison, where we spent the evening having a picnic and watching the local orchestra playing songs in the park. It was good to have a bit of down time amongst all of the chaos of running around from day to day. The following day was another long day on the road. We were making our way to Sioux Falls, which was really just an overnight on the way ...
... lower peak. I saw coloured cloths tied around a couple of desolate trees that grew on the boulders. I assume they were part of spiritual practices. The view was stunning! Spires of rocks jutted out dominating the pine trees. The peak is 7,200 feet above sea level. Sitting on top is a watch tower which was used as a fire lookout. It looks like a castle tower from afar.
Sylvan Lake. Sun had already started to set behind the rocky outcrops cradling this ...
... but after last night, maybe a night in the truck at this little trailhead. Just as I was weighing my options a Ranger drove up. A female, about my age.
"Are you going to camp down French Creek?" I told her my Badlands story and then said, "If you were me would you camp out?" "Sure. I'd go for it. It is beautiful in there". She left just as there was a crack of thunder. Nope. I'm staying in the truck. A few sprinkles accompanied a few more claps of thunder ...
... remaining 12 miles were mostly that crosshatched grooved pattern you get when the machine mills away the road surface. It was a little bumpy and scary, so we didn't get to go as fast as we wanted, and we actually had a couple of times when we had to stop for several minutes until the flagman let us pass. They said it would be finished by June 27 in time for the next Sturgis event. Regardless it was still cool to ride with some of ...