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Old 03-22-2009, 04:32 PM
 
Location: Twin Cities, Minnesota
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It was a 78 degree March morning, so I decided to take a drive in the hills and then decided to take a hike around Pactola Lake. These are mostly from the Veterans Point Trail on the North Shore of Pactola. Enjoy!


Driving into the Black Hills. Harney Peak in the distance.


Harney Peak


Harney Peak


Pactola a lot more full than past pictures!


Notice the flag. High winds blowing off the lake make it a popular windsurfing and sailboat spot.


Promontory


Promontory


Notice the very sheer layer of ice on the surface.


Old Veterans Point Dock


Old Veterans Point Dock


Veterans Point


Veterans Point


Veterans Point
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Old 03-22-2009, 04:55 PM
 
Location: So. Dak.
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Beautiful pics, Danny!!! I love the fact that you guys always have color out there even in the wintertime. Your trees are mainly the Black Hills Spruce rather then the decidious trees we have over here so your winters aren't as drab.
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Old 03-22-2009, 06:51 PM
 
Location: Hot Springs
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Great Pictures Danny. This absolutely is God's country.
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Old 03-22-2009, 07:14 PM
 
Location: Central Coast California
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Awesome pictures. I find the ice on the water very interesting. I don't think I have ever seen lake water that was not frozen on purpose (Ice Skating).
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Old 03-22-2009, 07:27 PM
 
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Great pics Danny! Pactola is a really beautiful lake!
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Old 03-23-2009, 07:19 PM
 
Location: right here
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great photos! great weather for hiking this weekend, too!
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Old 03-23-2009, 09:25 PM
 
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Fantastic and Gorgeous Pics, Love them all. Will have to get down there this summer and check it out for myself too. Thanks Danny
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Old 03-24-2009, 06:15 PM
 
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Awesome pictures, Danny! Thanks for sharing. I guess we (husband & I) will have to add the Veteran's Point Trail to our list of places we want to see this Fall. We have only seen Pactola from the Visitor's Center side. I sure do love the "hills"!
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Old 03-27-2009, 08:56 AM
 
Location: Rapid City, SD
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Gorgeous pictures! I cant wait to get out there and experience that kind of beauty in person!!
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Old 03-29-2009, 10:39 PM
 
Location: Florida, unfortunately
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Those just increased Rapid City/Western SD area's potential livability.

That's the kind of winter day I could get behind. Nice pics.
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