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Vacation Photos Day 3: Mt. Rushmore


Mt. Rushmore
Originally uploaded by Jvstin

On Day Three of my adventures, my adventures were in stone: Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse, and Wind Cave. This is the classic photo view of the famous Gutzon Borglum carved Mt. Rushmore. I took the loop and got a lot of pictures around the mountain at different angles, and even found a turn off on the road west that allows a profile of George.

However, I thought it was most appropriate to choose the classic look here for my picture for day 3

Vacation Photos Day 2: Spearfish Falls


Spearfish Falls
Originally uploaded by Jvstin

I’ve been accused of loving waterfalls. No bad thing in my book.

As you might have heard from the phone post and other methods, on my second day of the trip, my car battery died not long after a climb on a path in the Badlands. Once I got a new battery, the auto parts place strongly recommended that I drive for at least an hour.

So rather than “stop and go” driving in the badlands, I got myself on the highway and drove more than an hour west. I found myself in Spearfish, South Dakota, at the head of the Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway. I naturally took pictures, especially once I learned there were waterfalls to see…like Spearfish Falls, as seen here!