Mount Rushmore

Hill City Travel Blog

 › entry 15 of 77 › view all entries
"The Fifth Head"

We headed on down the highway the Hill City KOA, just 5 miles from Mount Rushmore National Monument.  I stayed at this camp eight years ago, they've built a new store and office since then. They also have riding stables. We set up our camp, then went to check out the monument. The campground offers a shuttle bus to see the lighting ceremony, but we just took the truck...they have a large parking area outside the monument. We walked the trail around it, trying to get some close up views of the faces on the mountain.  Tyler and I took some pictures of each other, inserting each others heads in line with the mountain profiles, to try to get some funny shots.  By then the sun was going down, so we grabbed some seats in the large amphitheater they have, to watch the nighttime lighting ceremony, and a movie about the history of the monument and its creator, Gutzon Borghlum.  A ranger also gave us a talk about the mountain and the history of the area. There was a LONG line at the concession area, for ice cream and sodas before the movie!  Headed back to camp after that, we have a long day planned for tomorrow!

vances says:
Nice! Ask Tyler who the dealership uses as their DMS provider --> I work for Reynolds and Reynolds! He will either love me or hate me...

:^)
Posted on: Feb 04, 2016
WaltJake says:
Yes, Vances.. He will be 24 next month, he's a service manager at a local car dealer now!
Posted on: Feb 03, 2016
vances says:
Good heavens...I'll bet Tyler is out of college by now???
Posted on: Feb 03, 2016
Join TravBuddy to leave comments, meet new friends and share travel tips!
The Fifth Head
"The Fifth Head"
Tyler as the fifth head
Tyler as the fifth head
Washington
Washington
Jefferson
Jefferson
entranceway to Mt Rushmore ampithe…
entranceway to Mt Rushmore ampith…
the trail brought you pretty close…
the trail brought you pretty clos…
Tyler and Dawn at one of the many …
Tyler and Dawn at one of the many…
view through a rock crevice
view through a rock crevice
talus field created by the debris …
talus field created by the debris…
the area is a heavily forested eve…
the area is a heavily forested ev…
Mt Rushmore lit up at night
Mt Rushmore lit up at night
Hill City
photo by: WaltJake