Bear Lodge Resort
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A dusting of snow last night at Bear Lodge.
Got off to an early start, but not until I had a cup of coffee and slice of strawberry rhubarb pie, just like Grandma used to make.
Bobby walked the dog around and was sort of grossed out of all the hunters with hanging deers outside their cabins. Meat is meat.
The road down …
... converge on the Indians concentrated in Southeastern Montana under the leadership of Sitting Bull, Crazy Horse, and other war chiefs. While touring the battlefield I visited Last Stand Hill, Deep Ravine, National Cemetery, and several Memorial Markers. I did take some pictures with my other camera. They will be posted when I return home.
Next stop on the tour was the Elk View Inn Restaurant. We traveled along Scenic Byway Highway 14 up into ...
... we will cross on our trip (tear).
However, about three-quarters of the way up, my Goldwing started to run really rough and had almost no power. I thought maybe I was lugging it too much, so I shifted down a gear. But about 100 ft later it started to really bog down and just about died. Coincidently, right where I was having trouble is where a small road construction project was going on so we had to come to a stand still anyways. As soon as I pulled the clutch ...
... the trip.
Yesterday morning we started out a little later than we meant to (again!) but we did make it to see Rushmore and Crazy Horse. We weren't able to stop in any of the other national forests or parks we drove through - I was dying to get out and hike for a few hours, but we had to forge on! My big surprise of the day was seeing an Etzel as one of the ...
... we decided to take the long way and go through Needles Highway. This turned out to be the highlight of the trip for me so far. The scenery was remarkable and I have included several photos with tonight's blog. If you are in the Rapid City area, MAKE SURE to make this loop- I estimate it to be about 20 miles or so. The views are life changing ...SERIOUSLY.
After Needles Highway we started out for Wyoming. The sky was mostly blue and ...