Saturday, October 27, 2007

Next, Harney Peak

While Kristi and Sarah were here we decided to make a trip up to the top of Harney Peak. Harney is the highest point in SD and the highest point east of the Rockies. It is usually a 5+ hour hike and, although the trail is well hiked and marked, not to be taken lightly. We were crazy enough to attempt it with fifteen people with seven being children seven and under. Did we mention we also did it in four and a half hours and ended in complete darkness. (Notice a theme??) Like I said, crazy.

If you're wondering why we'd even consider this, check out the pictures.

The first is a view of the Hills from along the trail. It doesn't even come close to doing justice to the amazing feeling you have when looking over the magesty of God's creation.

The second is similar to the first. The giant rectangle rock formation in the center of the picture is the back of Mount Rushmore.

The third is the crew who was crazy enought to complete such a hike. Our family, Kristi, Sarah, Denise, and the preschool teacher, the principal, and his family from Sarah's school. Who wouldn't want to hike with us. It was an exhillerating afternoon of complete enjoyment.

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