North Dakota Parks and Rec. had a number of “First Day Hike” events for January 1st at parks throughout the state. I attended the event at Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park. The event was well attended, over 300 people participated along with a number of dogs. We hiked roughly a mile from the On-A-Slant Village, down to the Heart River bottoms, up the bluff below the infantry post, and back to the Visitor’s Center. The weather was beautiful, and all the participants were rewarded with sweeping views of the area.
Additional hiking events will be held throughout the year at Ft. Lincoln. More information is available at the Facebook event page.
See you on the trail!