Thursday, August 6, 2009
Black Hills National Forest: Little Spearfish Trail
When Noelle and I had gone up to the Beartooth Mountains in May we had stopped at the Ranger Station in Sundance and picked up some literature about several different hiking trails in the National Forest. Today we finally made it up to the northern hills to check out some hiking in Little Spearfish Canyon. The drive up there was interesting considering it is Sturgis Rally Week and there were a lot of people riding their bikes through Spearfish Canyon.
The hike along the Little Spearfish Trail was great.
After the hike we were ready for a beer, so we headed back into Spearfish to the excellent Crow Peak Brewing Company. We tried all 6 ales that were on tap. Not surprisingly my favorite was the India Pale Ale while Noelle’s was the Porter. After a pint of our favorites and a sample of each other brew we split a pint of my second favorite beer: Spearbeer. This place is excellent. Unfortunately, there isn’t any food and no way of taking the beer home with you unless you have a growler. If you ever make it to Spearfish, South Dakota do not miss Crow Peak Brewing Company.