Black Hills Paths

Inspired by The Glass Doorknob, who is featuring a 'week of paths,' I thought I'd pull out some photos of paths from the Black Hills to share with you. As many forests are, the Hills are zig-zagged with many paths, some small, some wide, some rather secret. Put me on a path in the Black Hills, and I'll probably be happy.

In Spearfish Canyon, one of the rare deciduous ecozones in the Hills:

The path that follows Rapid Creek, up behind Silver City. One of the most peaceful places I can think of - quiet, high canyon walls, birches and spruce, the lovely stream.

The path out to the Bighorn Sheep Preserve, which leads to a very windy overlook and a glimpse of the sheep, if you're lucky.

Another lovely path, this one behind Camp Judson, not far from Mt. Rushmore. It follows a tiny stream, with lots of big granite boulders and patches of ferns.

Lastly, a dirt track out on the prairie near the Badlands.

Thanks to DH for photos #2, 4, & 5.

What paths are you following these days?


ELK said...

just love the post with all of the path ways ~ all so unique while the same

my path is easy TODAY with almost grown girls and a sweet goofy dog!

Shawna said...

Oh I love the badlands! One time I was there in the afternoon, went hiking, got a sunburn, drove to Yellowstone where it was snowing, and I promptly froze my little sunburned nose!

Beautiful photos :O)

Marfa said...

We lived in Vermont for quite a few years and this part from a poem by Robert Frost is a favorite of mine:

"Two roads diverged in a wood and I,
I took the one less travelled by,
and that has made all the difference"

Lovely photos! Right now, the path I'm on is taking us to a place where we are satisfied with what God has given us and learning something new each day!