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Old 07-28-2015, 04:48 PM
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Road trips are the best, especially ones that combine family time and fly-fishing.

We’re on our way to Yellowstone and decided to spend some quality time in the Badlands and Black Hills National Forest. What a beautiful corner of the world where most tourists bypass on their way to YNP. Water here is cool and clear. Rock formations are majestic. And trout are eager to bite a dry fly.....just an awesome place to ponder your thoughts and get lost in the grand scenery.

I caught mostly brookies and one lone rainbow but catching fish was secondary to setting foot on such a majestic area.

Thanks for looking. Fish hard and enjoy the day.

First hole of the day where I caught a brookie.
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First trout of the day.
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Lone rainbow but good size.
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A little faster water.
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Out comes an eager brookie.
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Pretty colors on this one.
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Back to campground for yummy dinner.
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Nice water close to our tent.
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Another small brookie.
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Pretty water.
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Some scenery shots of Badlands and Black Hills.

Badlands area.
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Looking down from Saddle Pass.
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Big Horn Sheep.
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Sun setting in the Badlands.
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Mount Rushmore.
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Needle Highway.
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Pics look great. I have passed through but never stopped to enjoy... I now wish that I have. Thanks for sharing
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Road trips are the best, especially ones that combine family time and fly-fishing.
Amen to that, road trips with the family produce some of the best memories you will ever experience. Thanks for sharing all those great photos and fish. I've been to Sturgis a number of time back in the Harley days, loved to ride on Needle Hwy and out to the Badlands. I regret never taking the time to explore the fishing over there, good on you for doing it. Now I'm looking forward to your trip report from YNP, have a great time!
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Default Re: South Dakota Trip Report....

That's awesome. I was there once about 20 years ago and saw a lot of trout in one of the spring creeks. Didn't have a rod with me (duh, I've since learned never to go anywhere like that) but the area made a very favorable impression.
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Nice report and wonderful photos, thanks for posting your report!

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Excellent photos! I've always passed by the Black Hills on the way to points further west, though I did make the stop for a free pancake breakfast the first day of Sturgis one summer . May have to do some exploring next time I'm out that way.
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I loved the area during several visits. The N.D. Badlands are also beautiful. Another must see at least once in S.D. is Wind Cave N.P. Your photos are beautiful.
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Kudos to you for stopping to smell the roses....sometimes the journey is better than the destination! Cool pics.
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Default Re: South Dakota Trip Report....

Excellent. Thanks for sharing.
I spent a few days south and west of Badlands this summer after fishing YNP. Beautiful region.
Your photos were better!
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