Sunday, September 28, 2008

South Dakota Wonders

Yikes, I just discovered I never wrote anything about the South Dakota Wonders we experienced this summer. What a beautiful adventure. The Needles Highway winds its way thru the Black Hills National Forest and takes you to Sylvan Lake. Near the lake is the trailhead to hike to the top of Harney Peak, which we did one day. It is in Custer State Park and is the highest point east of the Rocky Mountains and west of Pyrenees Mountains. It was a beautiful day for a hike and the view from the top (7242 feet) was amazing.

Of course we could not miss the incredible Crazy Horse Memorial or the historic Mount Rushmore.
Actually, Mount Rushmore would fit into the fore head of Crazy Horse but the Memorial will not likely be finished in our life time!
The Badlands were our first glimpse of the beauty and wonder of South Dakota...

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