“A castle that secluded lies
Beyond the Gates of Paradise.
A soul-restoring mountain ark
In South Dakota’s Custer Park;
Where time and life are reconciled,
And man-of-years is like a child.” - The Vagabond Poet
Fun hike! 500ish ft of scrambling to get to the top. Saw a 5yr old make it. Finished the 1.5 miles in an hour with a jog on the way down. Great time filler if you every come to #custerstatepark or #blackhillsnationalforest saw some fuzzy deer on the way down munching greens
May 30th 2020 we set out for a hike at Little Devils Tower in SD. The fog covered the pines as we hiked with our hair wet from the mist. We took in all the beauty of the Black Hills, one by one on the narrow dirt path, climbing rocks and boulders to get to the top. Little did I know the surprise waiting for us. We were looking for The Poets Table, a green table and cabinet filled with notebooks and letters from past travelers. Originally hidden in the hills in 1968 by a writer who worked at Custer State Park. It’s off the beaten path high in the hills so if you don’t know what you’re looking for, it’s hard to fine. We read notes from the broken hearted, the spiritual, and the lost souls of the world. We left our own letters for others to read. It’s a treasure hunt to say the least but everyone needs to experience it. .
0 531 June, 2020
I've got the Monday morning blues. Love the little blue critters.
Sylvan Lake under the Moonlight. Last night I was about to leave Custer State Park, until I noticed how still the lake was and how clear the sky had gotten. That was more than enough to get me to pull over and try some long exposures with my new camera. The 45 megapixels, full frame sensor, with an f2.8, is quite literally game changing for me! 😍 Super excited to experiment much more with photography in general, but I can’t wait to try some more astrophotography. Really hope you guys enjoy this one and have a great start to your week! Stay safe
Nikon z7 - 16mm - f2.8 - ISO 500 - 30 secs
The Black Hills surprised me. At the time, we were racing to get to MT to start our 14-day quarantine, so we did not plan more than 1 day in this area. That was a mistake. It was beautiful! If we'd have had the chance to stay longer, we totally would have. There were some awesome campsites that were basically empty, and the views were so interesting. We stopped for lunch at Sylvan Lake and let the kids run around and climb the rocks a bit. If you have a climber, this is this a great spot. I wish we would have had time to hike the trails nearby. You can't see it all, I guess (though I really try). Next time!
“The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quite alone with the heavens nature and God.” ~Anne Frank
Sharing a little nature therapy with you today! We “social distanced” out at Custer State Park a few days ago and it was heavenly. Sunshine, fresh air, exercise, epic views, wildlife... it just doesn't get any better.
I know some of you aren't able to get outside (hence, me sharing some nature with you on here!!), but please do get out in nature if you're able. Just be sure to be responsible and go where there are no/few people and keep your distance... from other people and from things like bison. 😉
This is at the top of #needleshighway in #custerstatepark just before we basically drove through a cave! 😜. Today was the absolute best day of riding I’ve ever done. Even rode through not one but TWO HAIL STORMS! 😱. I’ll never forget this as long as I live #sturgis2019
6 1534 August, 2019
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