Well the snow didn't last long, a couple sunny and warm days made a quick meltdown. We do have quite a few days with some rain in the forecast but for the most part the winter here was dry so the rain is appreciated by most.
It is open house weekend and all the campgrounds will be opened. We only look to be about half full which will allow us to get back in the swing of things before the busy holiday weekend comes up.
Open house weekend has some nice features as free fishing with no license, pancake breakfasts and the famous buffalo chip toss on Sunday( hope they can find some dry chips). It does seem to bring out many locals from as far away as Custer and Rapid City, a good chance for them to enjoy the park before hordes of tourist take over.
These were some shots Wendy got as the snow left us.
We have met some of the new volunteers and it has been nice to catch up with some of the other returnees. They had a chili luncheon for everyone the other day that was pretty nice. They usually do about four of theses though out the season. Which is nice as most times everyone's different schedules keep you from meeting some.
Looks to be a busy year here, we have the 75th anniversary of the Sturgis Bike rally and the 50th of the Buffalo Round-up. If you don't have reservations in by now it is slim picking.