Sunday, July 23, 2006

I just took my first shower in five days.

Many of you probably think we have dropped off the face of the earth, which is partly true. We've spent the last week in some pretty out-of-the-way places

Here's the brief version:

From Rapid City (thanks again Jeff and Karen) we road to Hill City and got on the Mickelson Trail. Hands down the best Rails to Trails route I've rode. The highlight was seeing a mountain lion cub in the moring during a snack break. We didn't stick around to see the mom. The scenery is off the charts too.

Here's one of the better Black Hills vistas.

The trail ends in Deadwood. Pretty surreal place, slotmachines in every building and tons of Wild Bill history. I won ten bucks on quarter slots.

Andrea entering Wyoming.

We learned of a secluded spot in the Bear Lodge Mountains, thanks to the bikeshop guys in Spearfish(if you read this, please post the name of your shop, you were very helpful). It was a climb up gravel park roads, but worth it. I'll post more pics of all of this stuff soon.

Devil's Tower was awe inspiring. We spent two days camping at the base.

Anyway, this is the first time we've had internet access, not to mention cellphone service. Just wanted to check in, there'll be details later.

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