I got engaged! Horray!
The Harney Peak Trailhead #9 is located near Sylvan Lake in Custer State Park in the Black Hills of South Dakota. I took trail #9 from Sylvan Lake to the Peak and back down on the same trail. That’s the only route I’ve done. But there are other trails that I hope to someday experiment with. At the top of the trail, right before you reach the historic tower on the peak, there are a lot of stairs. So. Many. Stairs. It is quite miserable. But makes the view at the top totally worth it. It is one of my favorite views.
I am woman.
Also with all of these crazy changes happening in our lives: moving in with my sister, selling all of our things, quitting our jobs, and moving to Africa – I needed a bold adventure to let all that stress out, pray aloud to my Jesus, and think.
There wasn’t very much snow; I slipped a bit, but never fell. On the hike down all the snow & ice was slush. It was HOT. I was wearing yoga pants, hiking boots, and a long sleeve shirt with a t-shirt on top. And it was January 27! What a beautiful hike!