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... in time for lighting ceremony which was abbreviated in preparation for the celebration on the 4th. It was a good thing, I guess because the gentleman who was officiating was on his way to losing his voice. Kudos to him for carrying out a great evening program anyway!
Today ended with checking in at the K Bar S Lodge in Keystone. It is beautiful. I'll say more of that later. For now, it is time for some much needed sleep!
... There are three major scenic drives in the park - Iron Mountain Road, Needles Parkway, and the a Wildlife Loop. We took Iron Mountain Road into the park to get to our lodge which had these neat tunnels (see the picture below). Once we dropped off our stuff at the hotel, we took the wildlife loop and then the Needles Parkway since they are near each other. On the wildlife loop, we saw more bison, prairie dogs, and a mule deer. Then we went to Needles Highway which is a ...
... in near the original entrance and went down a bunch of stairs. The cave was huge with mostly high ceilings. It was kept darker than most other caves which enhanced the experience. We got a lot of great pictures. Wind Cave has a different kind of formation called boxwork that is seldom found in other caves. Wind Cave got it's name because it is a barometric cave. Ranger Betsy demonstrated with piece of yellow ribbon. If you hold the ribbon ...
... decided that if it was still raining like this after the tour, we would wait for it to subside before heading back.
The tour itself was about 1.5 hours, and the cave was huge. It has something like 177 miles of passages that have been explored so far, and is mostly a very dry cave. Entrance is by elevator, and though there are about 725 steps, they are mostly down. It seemed odd to me that we could be traveling only down, but as we ...
... br> Drove through Custer & to CUSTER STATE PARK. $15 for multiple days - well worth the fee. Had lunch at picnic table next to Sylvan Lake. Then hiked 1+ mile loop around the lake - part of it an easy, dirt path & part of it a rocky trail. Very pretty lake & hike.
Also in the park, drove the Needles Highway: hairpin turns, single lane tunnels carved in stone mountain, awesome overlooks. Then, onto Iron Mountain Road - ...
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