|Along Deerfield Lake approaching NFS White Tail Campground at about Mile 195 of the Black Hills BackBone. The snow thinned with a little traffic and sun, but was deeper where more protected. All of it was very soft. May 12, 2015.|
|Williams Draw Road (691) south of Deerfield. Shortly after cresting that little incline, I had to turn around.|
|Looking up towards Flag Mountain. The BackBone route comes down this road to South Rochford Road. Again, this road very quickly turns to deep snow and soft gravel. No climbing Flag Mountain in the minivan today.|
Take away: To ride the BackBone on a gravel rig, check the local forecast. Snow happens.