Last night after work Noelle and I packed up our camping gear, some extra clothing, and toothbrushes for our first real road trip of the season. We weren’t headed too far, just across the Wyoming border into the Bearlodge Mountains portion of Black Hills National Forest. It felt good to be out on the road and we made it to our campsite in the Reuter Campground just before dark.
We woke up to some light rain, but soon it let up. We drove back into Sundance, Wyoming for some information at the Forest Service offices there. I wanted to get info about the trails at Cook Lake and Sundance. I also wanted to get some contact information about Inyan Kara Mountain. After that was done we drove back into the mountains and started our hike of Carson Draw. The hike followed what seemed like old ATV trails. The scenery and views were good,
Next we headed over to Warren Peak, the highest point in the Bearlodge Mountains, and site of a fire tower.
The best part of the day was the evening. The storms from earlier in the day had dissipated and the scene was beautiful. I made a small dinner, and then we went for a short hike along Cook Lake.