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!
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”!
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: