The Lodge at Palmer Gulch
Travel Blogs from Hill City
... movie. Sheer walls of rock straight up, considered sacred by the Indian Tribes, and a challenge to the rock climbers. We walked around the 1 ½
mile base and counted at least 10 of these crazies at various stages of
progress. Some appeared to be using ropes, others free climbing. No matter how, it really looked dangerous from out vantage point. Had a very brief question of one of ...
... the odd terrain of the Badlands is all around there are fields of grassland too. The prairie dogs have these little mounds they live in that give the field the look of a town with lots of houses scattered about. When we first spotted them many prairie dogs were running about. They quickly retreated into their mounds once they sensed us around them. I'm attaching a very short video in which you cannot see any actual prairie dogs but you can hear ...
... for some buffalo or tatanka as apparently the Indians called them. It was a very pretty drive, but the herd of over 1500 buffalo continued to allude us despite our chants of tatanka, tatanka. We stopped at the ranger station and he told us exactly where they were at. He told Dawson that he had let the herd know that there was a family from Pennsylvania expecting to see them and that they should be ready in about 45 ...
... little fragile prairie flowers all around. The ground rattled not with snakes, but crickets. Above a cliff, about three quarter miles up the trail was a bunch of large male bighorn sheep, donning their famous big horns. They were impressive, athletic animals. We drove south on a dirt road through the town of Interior to SD-44, which speeds through the grazing land of Buffalo Gap National Grassland, past hidden badland formations. The road was lonely. It followed for the first ...
We woke up at the wonderful Harney Peak Inn, ate our fill of continental breakfast and set out on another adventure (and/or attempt to slowly wipe out the in-laws via exhaustion). After hearing Debbie describe her conquest of the deadly "Badlands Ladder" for the 12th time, we decided to redirect her enthusiasm to a new challenge; a 7 mile hike to the top of Harney Peak - the tallest US mountain east of the Rocky Mountains.
The trouble ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
- Free parking