Sage Creek Campground Hike - Badlands National Park (5-4-11) - dwhike
As on so many hikes, the skies cleared as I descended...oh well, it was a good sign for the rest of the day...

After a very windy, restless night I awoke early with some time to burn before breakfast. The surrounding open hills offered a nice option for an early morning hike. I set out to explore the neighboring ridges to the west of our home the previous night Sage Creek Primitive Campground. The short hike treated me to some wonderful views and more than one close run-in with the local wildlife. I quickly learned that the next couple days hiking wouldn't be anything like I'd experienced before and that pleased me very, very much...

'Trailhead' GPS Coordinates:  43.894980, -102.413394

Mileage Hiked: 2.0 miles

Trailhead Temp: 45'F

Min. Elevation: 2,500'

Max Elevation: 2,700'