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Elaine Ebbert Wonder-Crawl at Dugout Gulch, BHNF, Wyoming, a tributary east of Sand Creek

June 29 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm

This is an annual Norbeck Society event – the 15th year it happens. June 29th. 9:30 am

Prepare for several hours of easy walking with many stops. Bring your own snacks, lunch, and beverages, sunscreen, good hiking footwear, and plant books. Distance 1 – 5 miles. No dogs please. Dugout Gulch is a Black Hills National Forest Botanical Area home to unique relic boreal plants. Dugout Gulch is a tributary of Sand Creek located to the east of Sand Creek in the BHNF. As boreal forests retreated northward after the Ice Age, moist, cool areas like Dugout Gulch became holdouts for these unique plant communities known as “boreal disjuncts”.

PLEASE RSVP: info@norbecksociety.com

DIRECTIONS: From Spearfish, SD, or Sundance, WY, take I-90 to Exit 205 at Beulah.         Meet at the Beulah gas station at 9:30. Caravan will leave at 9:35. It may take at least 20 minutes to drive to Dugout Gulch, due to speed limit on gravel roads


We have no idea how long the hike will last, but announcement says ” several hours”  so we chose 2:00 pm as a guess for the hike’s ending time, which gives it a 4 hours duration.



June 29
9:30 am - 2:00 pm