Trip Start Jun 19, 2008
16Trip End Jul 31, 2008
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We headed out of Cody Friday morning with a long drive ahead. Richard recommended Cody and the drive through the Big Horn mountain range, and we were not disappointed. It is slow going on a windy road, but heading through Granite Pass at 9000+ feet we finally saw what we hadn't seen in Yellowstone - 3 moose munching in the marsh by the side of the road! Very exciting stuff, and we took it as a good omen.
We made it to Custer, South Dakota just before dusk. Custer is about 15 miles or so from Mount Rushmore. We stayed at a nice campground that had ready-made teepees which the kids loved (and we did too - no tent setup!). In view was the mountainside carving of Crazy Horse, which you may or may not be able to make out from the picture. We also met a nice Dad and daughter from Wisconsin, Jim and Natasha, and had a good time looking at stars through the telescope.