Now... you know me: I'm not much on the "huge gathering of bikes and not much else" scene, so I took a couple of days and split off on my own. I went exploring and found all sorts of interesting tidbits and grandeur. First off, the Black Hills are BEAUTIFUL and RUGGED. The first pic illustrates this.
Next, there were RAILROADS (almost all narrow gauge) that ran EVERYWHERE in them. Roadbeds are evident in MANY places. They passed through such imagination stirring names as: Deadwood, Crazy Horse, Custer, Homestake Mine, etc. REALLY great stuff. I intend to learn more about this new (to me) and fascinating area.
There remains one remnant of a line that operates daily: The Black Hills Central. Below you'll see a few pics I snapped from a happenstance meeting of their little train as it made its way back from Keystone and heading for their terminal at Hill City.
In all... good trip... great experiences... WONDERFUL AREA!!!
All for now!