Around Mt Rushmore

We arrived at Custer State Park and dry camped at the Center Lake Campground.  It was a beautiful site, and we had a deer hopping past just up the hill after we got settled.

We took a drive around the Wildlife Loop.  It was wonderful!


Wild Turkey:

The wild Burros were very friendly — no way to keep 25 yards from the wildlife!

I’m not sure whether he was reading the map, or just in “time out”!

Prairie Dog:

American Pronghorn:  (Just sprouting their horns!)


The next day we met our friends Leah & Kevin for a trip to Mt. Rushmore.  It was “mind-blowing” to be able to see the great sculpture from miles & miles away!

On the road, just after coming out of one of the tunnels:

And finally, at the site.  First the Avenue of the States, then other pictures from the site.


Borglum’s studio with his final template and a view from his window:

And, of course, a pic of Leah & Kevin:

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