I know there's nice stuff further west, from Jewell Cave to Pringle to Edgemont. But that's for others, or for another day. I'm going from Custer to Buffalo Gap.
|Emerging from the Black Hills to set sail for the prairie.
|Rolling through the last of the granite and pines.
|Buffalo are all over Wind Cave. They don't miss much.
|Prairie dog pot holes on NPS 5.
|You think you're fast? Watch these guys and gals. 60+ mph.
After about five miles on 7-11 Road, you enter the village of Buffalo Gap to return to prairie gravel for a final push to the border. There's plenty of fun riding ahead, but that was a great stretch right there.
Post Script: As I said, there are herds of buffalo, elk, pronghorn and deer at Wind Cave. The above pictures may give the appearance of a few individual animals. Here's a picture taken last August by riding buddy Shaun Arritola as we rode through a small herd of 50 or so buffalo, maybe more. Just saying.