We’ve had a busy spring here in the Black Hills. Needless to say, we haven’t had much time for exciting hikes worth writing about and other extraneous activities have left me with little time to blog. One of these activities was a series of guest posts I wrote for the Black Hills Travel Blog outlining several medium difficulty hikes in the Hills. If you’re interested you can view those here:
I also wanted to provide a quick update on something I discussed several months ago in this post where I mentioned Jenny Gulch Road. In that post I mentioned a large section of the road heads off to the north (and consequently not near Jenny Gulch at all) but we’d never taken that route. Well…now we have! It offers a nice drive through National Forest land that eventually delivers you to US 385 north of Silver City. It doesn’t provide any real exciting activity options, but several dead-end forest roads branch off from it which present prime “set-up-your-hammock-and-enjoy-the-quiet of-the forest” opportunities. We did learn these are off limits to vehicle travel and are barred by gates in the off-season (though they’re still available for foot travel). The road is recommended for high clearance vehicles only and near the northern terminus I was glad we had the 4×4 with the higher ground clearance. A regular AWD vehicle could probably make it but some of the ruts could cause the situation to become a little dodgy.
So, something to think about if you’re looking for a secluded place in the forest to collect your thoughts, and another item checked off of our Black Hills Bucket List!