One More Day in South Dakota...Sort Of PDF Print E-mail
Written by Susan Hollingshead   
Saturday, 14 July 2007 11:14
july 15-07.jpgWe left Hart Ranch Resort today to begin our trek north; heading for Alberta before returning to Mission, BC for the rest of the summer. The weather is still clear and hot and there was still one scenic drive we had yet to take. We decided to drive to a small RV Park, Wyatt’s Hideaway, near Belle Fourche, north of Sturgis, along our northbound route and on the scenic drive we wanted to see. For $17 it is conveniently located and we have water and 50 amp. electric service which we need to keep the Moho cool while we tour around.

We decided to check out Devil’s Tower, the country’s oldest National Monument along a pretty drive that took us into Wyoming. It is an interesting protrusion of what is believed to be from a volcano and is also considered to be a sacred site by many tribes of American Indians. It is apparently popular with the rock climbing crowd drawing approximately 4000 climbers to its base every year. We chose not to go into the park (it was after 5:00 PM when we got there) but we managed to take several pictures from afar which I added here.

Our drive took us through some really pretty countryside in Wyoming, complete with vivid red cliffs interspersed with shades of yellow, tan and grey. It truly is a spectacular part of the country but based on the huge snow fences in place, we suspect it gets mighty desolate in this area in the winter. Tomorrow we really will leave South Dakota; our time here has been very enjoyable and between the AVA rally and the area it was held at, we are really glad we came.