Yes, yes. I bet you’re tired of Horsethief! But we are not. For some reason, we are drawn back to this trail. Probably because it is a challenging one. There is something about it that really takes it out of you. And we love it. This time was great because it was just the two of us so we were able to get all the way to ‘Hard Rock Cafe’ where we ate lunch looking at Mount Rushmore in the distance. I wouldn’t say it was a lovely view, but it was a lovely time! There and back came to be just about 7.6 miles. Probably 8, but the Alltrails app has been having this moments where it will cut out, which it did on this trip. So probably more like 8 miles.
It was especially special because we saw the first of the spring flowers! But unfortunately, also, a lot of ticks :/. This will likely mean we can’t hike the bushy routes. This Saturday, we are thinking of starting segments of the rails to trail George Mickelson trail… They are very wide, made for bikes, so it should be tick safe!
Last modified: May 10, 2021