• Date - 04/21/2017
  • Elevation - 4,426'
  • Route - Bear Butte Trail
  • Miles - 3.0
  • Elevation Gain - 1,000'
  • ACME Mapper - Link
  • CalTopo - Link
  • Partners - John Lottes, Lee Wershau


I got together with several high school friends in Deadwood, South Dakota, for a long weekend.  Rather than simply drinking and gambling the weekend away, I was able to convince John and Lee to go on a short hike with me this particular morning.  I remember it was somewhat windy, but we still had a great time catching up and sharing stories.  Bear Butte is a geological laccolith feature located near Sturgis, South Dakota, that was established as a State Park in 1961.


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