Rally Rednecks and Tree Huggers
- Harney Peak - the highest mountain in the Black
Continuing on south on the Sturgis Rally ride, you'll
come to an intersection known locally as Three Corners.
Go west (right) and head towards Hill City. You'll
go past a sawmill just before Hill City.
Don't take the by-pass at Hill City. Go ahead and
head on onto town. It will be packed with bikes and
bikers. And it's a good place to stretch the legs
strolling around town.
Locally, Hill City is known as a town with a wide
assortment of people - from redneck loggers to tree
huggers, and everything in between.
Rally Ride Past Harney
you go south towards Custer you'll see Harney Peak
off to the left a few miles. This is the highest mountain
in the Black Hills. If you look carefully you'll see
a little square thing perched on it. It's the old
Harney Peak fire lookout.
Buried in the foundation of the walk are the ashes
of Dr. McGillacudy, the first government Indian Agent
at Pine Ridge.
Elk Wilderness on the Edge of the Sturgis Rally
is surrounded by the Black Elk Wilderness. All of
it, like most of the land you pass on this ride, is
in the Black Hills National Forest.
Before reaching the town of Custer, you'll go by Crazy
Horse Memorial, which you can see off to the east
(left). You can go in, or look at it from afar from
the road. The head of Crazy Horse is visible, as is
the top part of the outstretched arm of the chief.
Crazy Horse, of course, was killed at Fort Robinson
just below the border in Nebraska. No photograph was
ever taken of him. And his burial place has been kept
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