I just had to cross through calf-deep water. All the washes are running full force.
I'll be back tomorrow for more exploration. There are cougars in the area, I found fresh tracks and hikers reported us they saw cougars while on Wildcat trail. So I can't wait to go back and explore more.
Maybe the kitty cats are still there, because of an elk carcass nearby
Next time you come, visit the area. I'll post a trip report pretty soon.
Looking forward to your trip report. I actually did cross the first wash parallel to wildcat, pushed north of pine valley a bit, then entered a second wash closer to the saddle. In the bottom of that wash I saw several cougar prints. They didn't look fresh but it made my decision to turn back and head over to cave knoll a little easier.
Stopped to see Spirit Mound near Vermillion, South Dakota on a 41-mile ride this afternoon. I have driven by a few times but never stopped to go to the top of it. This was one of the notable places visited by Lewis and Clark on their expedition.