Nick Eaton to Deadwood Hike

This conditioning hike uses several trail to make a lollypop loop. I started out at the Herman Creek trailhead at about 200 ft and took this trail to the Nick Eaton Trail. I then climbed up the Nick Eaton Trail to the first summit spot at about 3200 ft. From here I continued along the ridge trail to the Deadwood trail cut off and follow it down to the Gordon Creek Trail. I spent a little time looking for the old Deadwood camp site but it appears to have been wiped it out in the burn. I then headed back on Gordon Creek trail to rejoin the Herman Creek trail and return to my car. It was about 9.5 miles, 3000 elevation gain and on the trail for about 6 hours.

The Dallas Outing

This time I was off with Lori and Jeanette to a “cultural” outing to The Dallas. We have visited a number of different attractions in the Dallas before but had a few we had missed so far. This time we visited the remains of Lone Pine Tree Shaker Village , the Dallas Dam visitor center, the Fort Dallas Museum and Anderson house, and finished up at the Bargeway Pub for lunch.