Day 38 (July 2, 2020): Mickelson Trail

Began the day in Spearfish, South Dakota and drove to Hill City, South Dakota. Made a stop at the Pactola Reservoir. Drove through Deadwood, SD.

Pactola Reservoir
Deadwood, South Dakota

Rode a portion of the Mickelson Trail (17 of 104 miles) from Hill City, past Mystic to Tunnel C and back – 34-miles.

Mickelson Trail

Had a big thunderstorm while out on the trail. Took shelter along the trail before the rain and marble-sized hail started.

Taking shelter from the storm
Hail Storm

Found a disbursed camping site off Spring Creek Road, near Hill City. While the site is close to the dirt road, it does sit next to the creek which is rather pleasant.

Vanna down for the night on Spring Creek Road
Spring Creek Road