Saturday, February 7, 2009

hiking the hills

I was reading in USA Today that Mount Rushmore National Memorial is in the process of taking public comments on the environmental impact of adding 10 miles of backcountry hiking trails in the Black Hills. These trails would include scenic overlooks, and the project would fit in with a National Park Service program in 2016 to celebrate 100 years of national parks.

Since I grew up in the Dakotas and have been to the Black Hills many, many (did I mention many?) times, I read this story with great interest. I think the addition of new, well-marked hiking trails would be great, because the last time Hubby and I went hiking around Mount Rushmore we used an unofficial trail. We had some problems.

First Hubby took a wrong turn:



Then I slipped on the rocks:



It just seemed to go from bad to worse...



So hopefully the plan for the new trails will be approved.


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googled the North by Northwest pictures
(Love that movie!)

9 comments:

dust bunny said...

Pictures must have been taken during your "cool blonde" period. :)

Presbyterian Gal said...

Well of course you had trouble on that hike! In addition to being inappropriately attired, that psycho tour guide, Alfred, likely took you down the path under the crazy bird sanctuary, across the vertigo inducing double drop off windy place, then north by northwest past the notorious watchtower over tomorrow.

I think I need a band-aid now.

Barbara B. said...

db, Yeah, that was a real short phase!

PG, Hahaha! Awesome!
(And, I begged Hubby not to wear a suit hiking, but he wouldn't listen.)

David said...

That would be really cool. National parks are a good source of revenue for states, and that would enhance Mt. Rushmore's even more I think. When they have the trails done that would be fun to visit again and hike around!

Loved the north by northwest pictures :) dad would be the one to take a wrong turn.

Jennifer said...

So funny!
(as are your commenters...)

mompriest said...

funny....

Barbara B. said...

David, LOL, yep, that would be Dad!

(and thanks for checking in, Jennifer and mompriest!)

Hot Cup Lutheran said...

oh dear! i had no idea you were a blonde...

Diane said...

whew! glad you're ok (and creative, as usual).