Well, it's a few days past the summer solstice, but I finally remembered that I wanted a picture of the sunrise to document how far the sun swings to the north over the Castles. It looks like the sun goes just to the right of the big knob. North 40 Sunrise
Good morning Montana! The temperature at 11 am is 66 degrees and it is a glorious sunny day. The wind is blowing steadily. All of the grasses are beginning to go to seed and it looks so pretty blowing in the breeze. Hopefully, today, we can open the house up.
Jake and his family wanted to visit the North 40 and in order to make the money work, I drove out with the grandkids and Ash. We drove to Columbia, MO the first day, Oacoma, SD the second day, and had a relatively short drive on the 3rd day to Keystone, SD. We spent the … Continue reading Roadtrip 2017 Mt. Rushmore
Crazy Horse Memorial Crazy Horse
Oacoma, South Dakota - Al's Oasis Al's Oasis is located in Oacoma, SD.
We parked in the grass on the side of the parkway at the intersection of the Art Loeb Trail between the turn off to Black Balsam and the Devil's Courthouse at approximately mile marker 421.3. We hiked north on the Art Loeb rising over 400' in the elevation from the parkway .2 miles to the intersection of … Continue reading Flat Laurel Creek, Art Loeb and MTS Trail Loop
We hiked up Mt. Pisgah for Mother's Day. It was a sunny day and beautiful, but a bit hazy in the distance from the top.
I have probably hiked up Mt. Pisgah trail close to 100 times in my lifetime. Never have I seen the variety of wild flowers that I saw today. I had never seen trillium there before. It is so short lived, that I guess I've just never timed it right. Hawthorne was blooming and it usually … Continue reading Surprising Flowers