When I was at Pompey’s Pillar two days ago it was 102 degrees. That’s 38.8889 C boys and girls. Today, it’s 56 degrees (13.333). It’s been a long time since I’ve played on a cloudy, rainy day such as this, although to be truthful, I didn’t actually get rained on. It has been showering on and off but I managed to pick the perfect time window.
Continuing in my quest for state High Points. Today, White Butte. The Highest Point in North Dakota.
Everyone says that North Dakota is dead flat. Well around here it is pretty flat (I’d say more like rolling)……. except for these fabulous buttes and gullies which pop up all over the place. Remember that this area was under a vast shallow sea that divided what is now North America only 65 million years ago. All of this part of the country is silt compacted to sandstone which has since been eroding.
It’s a short and mostly easy hike up the butte. A couple of steep sections but at less than a mile long it’s hard to even classify it as a hike.
I’ve was told that I picked a good year to come. There’s been more rain here than last year and things are green. The last few years of drought have been hard.
What a gift to have the trail and butte to myself. Wonderfully quiet except the light breeze.
That’s High Point number 18. The adventures continue!