Written from Hermosa, SD (Click on Pics to Enlarge)
Sunday was a beautiful day for a hike. We hiked several trails in Custer State Park last year when we were here, so we wanted to try a few new ones. Today's choice was a 3-mile loop trail rated as "strenuous" by the park. It did involve some ups and downs over some rock formations, but I certainly didn't think it was that hard.
A nice feature of this trail is that aside from climbing up and down rock formations, a section also travels along a stream running through the valley. Several flowers were in bloom.
If you are in the park and like to hike, we would certainly recommend Sunday Gulch Trail. Again, it's about 3 miles long and takes anywhere from 2-3 hours depending upon how many pictures you take and how long you eat lunch!
Ok, I couldn't resist. This picture of the longhorn has absolutely nothing to do with the trails or Custer State Park. In fact, none of these cattle are to be found inside the park. This was a ranch which raised both bison and longhorn cattle just across the road from Custer State Park.
Thanks for stopping by to take a look!