It sounded like a terrible idea to hike Bear Butte in two degree weather, 20 mph winds, and two foot snow drifts, but it actually turned out to be a great way to spend my first day of not being a teenager.
Bear butte, Sturgis SD. @nativemelodysmakings and I hiked this part way this day. I did it in those boots. Proper footwear is very important. You can see where Mel went past me while I sat and waited due to blisters. This is the point where I got hooked on hiking. This was in June 2016. #bearbutte#sturgis#southdakota#hiking#dayhike