Dawn and I drove from Colorado Springs to the Black Hills of South Dakota with plans to fish Rapid Creek, Spring Creek and French Creek. We got as far as Custer and noticed hundreds of motorcycles. It was Sturgis Rally week. We were lucky to get a place to stay in a basement apartment. After recovering from our disappointment, we went to Mount Rushmore and then to stay in a cabin in the Badlands.
We enjoyed the bikers: they were friendly and added an element of “bad” to the Badlands. The only problem is that they are numerous and noisy. I saw enough of the Black Hills to want to go back when there are fewer people.