Most of us know about Bear Butte, a stand-alone monolith towering 1,200 feet above the prairie just east of Sturgis. But did you know it was originally formed 2,000 feet underground? On September 10 the Black Hills Explorers climbed high to get to the bottom of this mystery.
|Photo (c) 2011 Lee Alley|
|Like walking on tennis balls.|
|Some of many steps along the way.|
(Sorry, Google's Blogger insists on us hiking sideways!)
More information about the Black Hills Explorers can be found at www.BlackHillsExplorers.org or by calling Lee Alley at 605.863.0806. Any person of any age is invited to accompany the Black Hills Explorers’ activities, and encouraged to join the Canyon Lake Center. Be sure to read the special Participation Guidelines for each trip when you sign up.
|What's in a name? The first to summit:|
Kathleen, Kathy, Cathy and Kathryn.
Too bad my wife, Kathryn wasn't able to come.
|Well, hey. Why not? Google's software won't allow this upright either!|
This is Dr. Alvis Lissenbee describing how the Black Hills were formed sideways.
|The Black Hills Explorers|
|Thanks, Clint, for this GPS track of our route.|