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Old 06-27-2016, 10:46 AM   #11
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Parts Of Black Hills Covered In Hail[/url] 6 inches of hail


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Old 06-27-2016, 12:33 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by Electra glide View Post
There was a hail storm August of 2013 that was so deep you would of thought that it was snow lol. The weather is a little tricky up there so you have to be prepared for a little bit of everything.

This was July 2015 Parts Of Black Hills Covered In Hail 6 inches of hail
August 6, 2008 - the day we arrived in Colorado Springs. We took the back way to our house-to-be at about 7PM and observed snow banks on either side of the road. My wife asked her favorite question, "How could you do this to me? Move me to a place where it snows in August?"

Turned out it was hail that had been plowed to clear the road. Typically hail enough to plow happens once or twice a summer here in Colorado. Daughter's car just got the the famous dented roof and hood from hail last week while she was at work.

There are very good reasons for bikers, hikers, and climbers to get down from Colorado mountain peaks before noon - and 10AM is even safer.

Have seen similar amounts of hail once in a while around Lake Tahoe.

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Old 06-27-2016, 12:50 PM   #13
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Old 06-27-2016, 01:07 PM   #14
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We recommend Rafter J Bar, as well. Nice campground in the woods. We have camped at the Game Lodge Campground in Custer State Park and enjoyed that, too. Enjoy the Black Hills .... it's one of our most favorite places in the US .... of course we're from SD so we might be a little biased.
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Old 06-27-2016, 01:37 PM   #15
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Drive the Needles scenic drive. No RV or trailers allowed.
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Old 06-27-2016, 02:00 PM   #16
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Drive the Needles scenic drive. No RV or trailers allowed.
Ditto on the Needles Highway. Since this thread is in the A-Frame campers and you think you can do it with your A-Frame or popup camper this is why no RVs or trailers.

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You will have to pay a park fee plus the camp fee.
If you are a senior, the National Parks senior card is the way to go. $10 for lifetime access to the National Parks and monuments.
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Old 06-27-2016, 02:17 PM   #18
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Another positive "vote" for Rafter J!
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Old 06-27-2016, 02:19 PM   #19
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We just got back yesterday from Rushmore. We stayed at the Palmer Gulch KOA, it was very nice but it was also $72/night for a full hookup pull thru site.

The needles is a must! The sign says the width is 8'4" but it is wider than that, more like 9'2 - 9'6" at mirror height. All 6 of us (2 duallys and 4 3/4 or srw 1 tons) made it through without having to fold in our towing mirrors.
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Be sure to pack for cold weather -- hooded sweatshirts, long pants, sox, shoes.
Be prepared for whatever weather shows up.
Otherwise, it is beautiful there, see as much as you can. Don't miss Crazy Horse!!! I loved its story more than Rushmore.

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