Friday, September 3, 2010

Spearfish, SD

** Special Note: For this post I am only going to quickly go over what we did for the day and will defer to Sara’s upcoming guest post for a more detailed account of our adventures and more pictures. As well as a little perspective on Megs and I during the trip! **




We got up early and said goodbye to our friends, the Bison…



Today’s itinerary called for a busy day in Black Hills National Forest! First stop, Mt. Rushmore…



I had been warned that it would be disappointing, but it actually is a pretty spectacular work of art!!



Though they do admit that, not only was it constructed so that people would visit South Dakota, but it was also built on sacred Native American land. Even after two separate treaties were signed saying that we would stay out, gold was found and all of their land was taken from them… That was pretty disheartening. Also, I found the huge amount of tourist attractions throughout the Black Hills to be pretty annoying. What happened to letting a beautiful place speak for itself??



Regardless, Mt. Rushmore is really impressive. As is the unfinished Crazy Horse Memorial…



We then drove across the park to a place called Spearfish Canyon, which was really really cool…



We were unable to find an empty campsite in the area, but did find a fun waterfall to check out…



We then left the canyon and stayed the night in a nice campground run by the city of Spearfish, SD. A really cool little city! And it set us up perfectly for the next day’s planned trip to…



Devil’s Tower!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the history lesson...I guess we weren't so PC back then.

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