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Mountains for days

South Dakota to WY

Back blogging for the next few entries....

Arriving in Rapid City after 2 days of driving, left me a little tired. I didn't do a whole lot the first few days other than a little hiking after work each day. Other adventures included washing the camper to get all the salt off of it. Happy to be in a part of the country that doesn't blink twice when you pull the little camper to the car wash.

Most days I was able to go out after work to the Black Hills and do some hiking. The views and mountains were just beautiful.

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The weekend was the big adventure days with driving through Custer's Wildlife loop and checking a bucket list item of seeing Mt. Rushmore.

The drive through the wildlife loop was pretty cool. We saw a lot of evidence of bison before we started seeing them
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Lots of bison and a few other animals that didn't seem to mind being up close and personal.
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Heading into Mt. Rushmore, you think you know what to expect..we see the images all the time. But they do not ever talk about the trail you can walk where each president (except Teddy) is highlighted based on the view.
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The gang

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Really cool cut out view of Washington from inside a rock formation.

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Lincoln

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Best view of Jefferson

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Sculptor's cabin where all the magic happened

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Side view of Washington as you leave the park

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I know some of you may be concerned that I haven't said anything about ice cream...well here is my proof of keeping it up. Started with a bison burger for dinner from a place in Custer touting the best burger in the country (Black Hills Burger and Bun Co). Have to say...homemade bread was a clutch addition.

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After being in SD for a week and seeing some amazing sites, it was time to head to another state. Jackson, WY would be my home for the next week in this little cabin (campgrounds still closed up north).
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Posted by Oceansview 22:48

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