Fun day in the Black Hills, September 29, 2016
Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 9:27 pm
The fabulous Mt. Rushmore in the Black Hills of South Dakota
View from the side
We decided to be tourists and ride the helicopter.
Our pilot, who is from northern Idaho
Peach in the back seat
View of the valley
North by northwest. It even sounds scary.
Crazy Horse monument
Crazy Horse's head
We can see for quite a long ways.
Harney Peak is the highest natural point in South Dakota and the Black Hills. It lies in the Black Elk Wilderness area, in southern Pennington County, in the Black Hills National Forest. The peak lies 3.7 mi WSW of Mount Rushmore. At 7,242 feet, it has been described by the Board on Geographical Names as the highest summit in the United States east of the Rocky Mountains.
Fire look-out tower atop Harney Peak
Horse Thief Lake
George, Tom, Teddy, and Abe. We once had a four-horse feed team named after these gentlemen.
Harney Peak once again
The Plaid Rocks. Oh wait, that's my shirt showing in the reflection of the glass.
Fall colors in this valley
Crazy Horse again
The monument from a different perspective
Nearing the end of our ride
Back on terra-firma. I had left my hat in the hangar.