August 16, 2019

                                                                                                                                      July 13, 2019

Nemo, SD. Black Hills

    We brought our friends to the Black Hills to ride in the pines.  We boondocked since the Boxelder Forks campground was closed from flooding.  This has been the rainiest we've seen in 22 years.
Boondocking camp site
We downloaded the Motor Vehicle Use Map from the Forest Service, so I could plan the loops we wanted to take.

   Day one, we staged from Piedmont, SD.  This trail connects with the Nemo area.  It is a fun trail with a rise in elevation, with great views. There is a nice Memorial, trail 8272.  We continued up to the top, choosing some looped trails.  We took 8089, which is the Centennial Trail, for ORV and horses . This was very wet, but official opened by Forest Service.

Cave view
Day Two we rode out of Nemo, heading southwest to Pilot Knob, going across the road on trail 6307, a area we'd never rode in.  We rode to the large cave in of ground on trail 8284.(44.189440  -103.4148200) This interesting area is not marked, but you will turn left after a mile, turning up hill.  There is a cave in the ground on 8282 to the north, blocked off by a steel gate.  And don't forget to stop at the American Flag, on top of the huge sandstone bluff on trail 8276.  We also rode to Dalton Lake, not the best lake, but it's fun to explore new country.

Jerry, Heidi, Geri, Larry, Sandy, Tom

  You could stay 4 days easy and ride.

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