Mount Rushmore

After the Buffalo Round-Up, we drove through the Black Hills a bit.  Some people ask me what South Dakota is most well-known for – it’s Mount Rushmore!


Mount Rushmore seen through the trees.


There are seven tunnels in the Black Hills, around Keystone and Sylvan Lake.  They are only wide enough for one car, and motorhomes or buses fill the entire tunnel.


There are actually two tunnels that you can view Mount Rushmore from while going through.  Another blogger recently posted a photo from one.  After we drove through one tunnel, I thought I missed my chance at getting a photo.  After we drove through the second one, I made my father-in-law stop the car so I could get out and take photos!

IMG_4655It was quite hard to get the correct exposure, as the darkness of the tunnel surrounding the pinpoint of light coming through the end made difficult lighting conditions.  I spent quite a while in the middle of the road trying to get it right.  (photo by Jon)


We also visited the Mount Rushmore memorial.  Even though Jon’s family lives about 1.5 hours away, it’s not something we visit a lot.


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