Sent: Friday, August 24, 2001 7:18 AM
Subject: Black Hills

The day after my tour of Wind Cave, I drove up into Custer State Park in the middle of the Black Hills of South Dakota to check out the wildlife and do some hiking.  I did a short little hike up to an old fire tower, and at the top, I could smell the smoke from the fires in Wyoming.
After that hike, I drove one of the scenic routes through the park.....
Decided to hike a trail called Lovers Leap, after a story about a young Indian couple who supposedly jumped from the rocks at the top of the hike.  The first part of the hike was  right up the side of the mountain to the rocks, and then from there it descended into a small valley with a stream.
It was a great hike, took about 3-4 hours, if you are ever there I highly recommend it.