It was my second trip to Sylvan Lake. The first time I went was a complete accident. A group of friends and myself decided to hike Harney Peak — the highest elevation in South Dakota — but falling snow flurries prevented us from taking the plunge, so we settled on hiking around neighboring Sylvan Lake. Although it started to snow when we took the hike last year, I have never seen a frozen Sylvan lake until Sunday.
I’m so glad I retraced my footsteps. It was simply breathtaking!