I spent Memorial Day weekend this year in the northern Black Hills in western South Dakota. The weekend was mostly a mini family reunion; so, that meant drink coffee, eat, chit chat, repeat. However, Nancy of Prairie View Imagery and I did find time to hit up a few of the highlights of Spearfish Canyon. Even though I was raised in South Dakota, I have not spent much time in the Black Hills, but Nancy was an excellent guide! Sadly, with the cold and rainy spring, even though it was the end of May, few trees had budded out and had leaves. At least the above average snow in the winter accompanied by the spring rains meant more water flowing through the canyon and over the waterfalls! I thought Spearfish Falls were especially picturesque.