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Travel Blogs from Spearfish
... became interested in conservation of the many beautiful natural resorts in the U.S. The ranger said that the National Parks' budget will be reduced by 5% each year during the next 10 years leaving the budget at half of what it is now, Many activities will have to be terminated and parks closed, which seems like a sad thing in this day and age. But maybe people should be ready to spend a little more money ...
We find the Rod and Gun Campground in Spearfish Canyon, outside of the town of Spearfish. The canyon is another beautiful part of the Black Hills, even Frank Lloyd Wright was captivated by it’s “uniqueness”. The national forest campsite was spartan, but quiet with only three other campsites being occupied. Dark came early in this deep canyon, which was fine with us. It has been a day full of spectacular sights and ...
Got up around 8am and headed straight over to use the park toilet. For some reason it was locked even though it was supposed to be opened from 6am. I happened to notice that a coloured chap was hanging around them and thought he was in there. After waiting 10mins or so and hearing him moving around we banged on the door to find out if he was ok and how long he'd be. He mumbled something like ...
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Then onward to Mt. Rushmore. I had forgotten how cool the back of Mt Rushmore was! Really interesting rock formations! We unfortunately didn't get to go into the souvenir shop or closer to the 'presidents', because we didn't want to pay. I'm sure it used to be free! Oh well, times change. It's still always fun to see them. We also went into Mt. Rushmore Cavern.
... and had a Bar-B-Q sandwich (actually, it was more of a biscuit, and the “Bar-B-Q” wasn’t that great at this particular place), and then we retrieved the bikes and headed back to camp. After a shower, we sat up for a while looking at the stars and relaxing. It gets nice and cool after the sun goes down, and the evenings are very pleasant.
Well, tomorrow’s my birthday, so we’ll see how the day ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center