Tips for hiking Bear Butte...
~Take lots of water, especially on hot days since the majority of the hike is in the open. And, wear sunscreen.
~Wear sturdy shoes as the elevation gain is not gradual and the majority of the trail is covered with schist rock.
~Be respectful that Bear Butte is a sacred spiritual ground for the Sioux Nation.
~Hiking poles came in handy on the descent, and I would recommend them.
~The views are spectacular so bring a camera.
~Watch your hat on the top!! And, enjoy the view; you can see four states on a clear day.
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