This is our third day in South Dakota. You can read about Day One here and Day Two here. The adventure for today is to climb the highest peak in S.D., Harney Peak.Our hike started at Sylvan Lake. Ahhh, isn’t it peaceful?
My poor guys…I get so awe struck when I see the wildflowers,
I slow everyone down, because I have to stop and take pictures.
I just can’t help it.
This was our first taste of the beautiful view that was to come.
Yup. I had to stop. Needless to say I’m doing a lot of stopping and then running to catch up.
I love the grasses, the way they sway with the breeze.
These Black-eyed Susans are so cheerful on this upward hike.
This takes us up to the Lookout on top of Harney Peak.
There it is!
WooHoo! We did it! It wasn’t necessarily the toughest hike ever, but it did get my heart pumping, hiking to the 7,242 ft summit.
Superman can mark this as his 22nd Highpoint!
The Needles in the background.
It always takes my breath away when I stand at the top and take in the beautiful land around me.
Not sure what this was all about, but it was kinda cool.
So here we are at the highest peak east of Rockies and west of the Pyrenees. Neat.
Three things I take away from this hike:
1. Don’t be this guy! He just had to pull out his cellphone to make a call when he got to the top? Really?!? Take pictures. Don’t check your email, texts, or Instagram.
2. Footwear Matters. And if your hiking shoes are as ugly as mine…wear cute socks!
3. Bloom where you are planted! God loves us and uses us in every situation. So quit wasting time waiting for the moment when everything is perfect in your life before you enjoy the loveliness around you. Look around you, God’s beauty is everywhere!
Thank you for letting me share my day with you!