Sylvan Lake Lodge
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In the late afternoon we still had some time so we decided to do the wildlife loop in Custer State Park. The deer and other closely related animals were like cockroaches in New York City! Seriously, they were coming out of the forest all around us so much so that we stopped even mentioning them to each other because folks looking out the other side were just as entertained (: Never seen so many.
We got stuck in a ...
... had broken), so I got it fixed, changed out a hose that was starting to crack, and headed out.
The next day we were on our way. Truck troubles aside, I really liked the Black Hills. I think I'd really like to go back sometime and do some hiking and exploring in the area. I felt like Molly and I started to make some decisions there. We're still working on them, but it felt good to take some time and start to make some plans for after the trip.
... dry nothing lives in them - they are really void of life. It's really weird - no bats, no spiders, nothing. The really special feature is the "boxwork" display. This is formed by harder minerals that soaked into cracks in the limestone and when the cave was carved out remained forming a "negative" image of the limestone cracks. The cave reminded us of an underground Badlands. Many of the rock colors and striations ...
... A few fun facts. Jefferson's head was originally to be on Washington's right but was moved because of more rock to work with. The lower portion of the final scale model made before carving began ( pictured below) could not be completed because the rock composition changed. The dynamiters were so skilled that 90% of the sculpture was completed by blasting. And each face is 60' tall but Washington's nose is 21' while the rest are ...
... them up close until you pay the private company to park in their garage in the middle of the public park. We hiked the trail around the park, which was crowded and somewhat difficult in spots. There were awesome views though. I grew sick and used the bathroom along the trail. I've never had a better view from my toilet, I tell you. From here the plan was to drive to Spearfish and camp, but I stopped 30 miles short, pulled over by this beautiful Pactola Lake with the sun ...