|Winding down to the railroad town of Edgemont nestled in the distant trees.|
|The long anticipated Stop Sign finish of the Black Hills BackBone?|
Well, yes, unless you're on the DoubleBackBone. Then it's time to turn right and head west along the Nebraska border.
|Solitary building, perhaps an abandoned school house, on Edgemont Road, about 4 miles north of the Nebraska border.|
Makes one wonder about life on the prairie as a kid. There are no other buildings in sight.
Turn north on Lookout Road (Fall River County 6) for a twisty 4 miles that eventually T-bones into paved Highway 471 for a short coast into Edgemont. Stay on Highway 471 through town to U.S. Highway 18 at the north end.
|Small herd of elk just off a gravel road south of Edgemont.|
Edgemont sports a spartan city campground with showers on the south end of town, a bar and grill on main street, a motel for those so inclined and convenience stores on the north end of town. Enjoy the amenities and stock up on supplies. The next town on the Black Hills DoubleBackBone route is Spearfish, about 130 miles and more than a few thousand feet of climbing away.