March 29th Jake & I decided to trek Dakota Ridge just the 2 of us. We were told it wasn’t too bad, a short 1.5 mile hike out and back, nothing too intense. Correct it’s short, absolutely no insane terrain but when you start at the northern end of the ridge at the dinosaur gift shop it’s a pretty steep incline. We looked (and felt) a little silly walking up the road with our full hiking gear on, beside tourists in flip-flops. Then we got to the real trail, not feelin’ so silly now!
This photo makes me chuckle a bit because I was trailblazing along and didn’t notice the path lead down the slope Jake’s taking here and I just marched myself down the smooth rocks. I have a knack for not taking the simpler way.
See this guy? what character!!
Overall it was a real treat going out just the two of us.