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Spending a week in the Black Hills of South Dakota during Fall has been on my bucket list for quite some time. This year I was able to make it happen. I spent a lot of time in the northern hills in and around Spearfish Canyon. I also spent a couple days roaming Custer State Park. Here are some of the photos from the week featuring fall colors. If you are interested more specifically in my Spearfish Canyon and/or Custer State Park photos, then check out my state park page over at South Dakota Magazine's website: http://southdakotamagazine.com/stateparks. CSP's photos and column will be the grand finale to the series and the plan is to have it posted on Monday, October 15th. Click on an image for a larger file to view and thanks for stopping by!
Aspen and an abandoned building near Custer Peak
Little Spearfish Creek in full afternoon sunlight.
Some colorful leaves at Red Gate/White Gate hiking area.
Backlit Aspen leaves in Custer State Park.
More color from Custer State Park.
A mountain blue bird near the buffalo corral in Custer State Park. The fall colors of the creek in the distance made for a nice background.
Bison grazing along the wildlife loop road.
Whitetail buck in a thistle patch as the last light of the day shoots through the valley near the Badger Hole area in Custer State Park.
Colorful leaves in the waters of a small creek near the Game Lodge camp grounds in Custer State Park.
Majestic Aspen near Mystic, SD.