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  • Day3

    Panorama Route im Rocky Mountains Nation

    June 30, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    Eine Fantastische Route über den West Eingang in den Park zu unserem Campground in den Rockies. Wir sind mit dem Camper auf über 3700 müM gefahren. (Ist höher als das Junfrau Joch). Wir hatten zwar kein Schnee mehr aber da wir schlecht Wetter hatten war es richtig kalt. Leider gibt es zurzeit nicht mehr BilderRead more

  • Day73

    Black Hills in South Dakota

    May 13, 2017 in the United States ⋅

    Mit Carley und Avalon ging es zum Abschluss nach South Dakota. Eigentlich stand dieser Staat nicht auf meiner Reiseroute, aber ich bin froh, dass Carley mich eingeladen hat.
    Wir haben uns den Wildlife Loop, den Cluster State Park, den Needles Highway, den Black Hills State Forest, Mount Rushmore und Old Macdonald's Farm angesehen.Read more

  • Day168

    Crazy Horse

    June 6, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 21 °C

    Noch 100 Jahre.

    An Crazy Horse erinnert heute ein monumentales Denkmal, das Crazy Horse Memorial, das derzeit in South Dakota in einen Berg gehauen wird, ähnlich dem Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Korczak Ziolkowski begann die Skulptur im Jahre 1948, seine Frau und sieben seiner zehn Kinder führen das Vorhaben fort. Nach ihrer Fertigstellung wird sie 195 m hoch und 172 m breit sein.Read more

  • Day8

    Black Hills

    July 9, 2017 in the United States ⋅

    Day seven: The first week is almost over and it was such a blast! Today we started with exploring our first national park - the Badlands. There you can feel the force of nature, it's amazing. Also we saw some wild animals like sheeps 🐑, prairie dogs 🐿 and - the best is comming at the end - two bisons 🐂🐂! Foxes live there as well but we didn't see them. But we heard them in the morning.
    After leaving Badlands we took a road off (what fun! 😈) to Rapid City. There we visited a trade fair for oldtimer. It was that nice! 🚗
    Back on the road we went to Mount Rushmore Memorial in Black Hills and afterwards to Hill City for eating something. We found a nice looking restaurant and chose it for rest. I tried a burger with buffalo meat and national beer from Black Hills. Both were very tasty! 🍔🍺
    When we was done we tried to find a campground and found one at Center Lake in Custer State Park.
    At the end of the day we got to know new campers sitting on the campfire, just hanging. But I was really tired so I fell asleep very quickly.

    Badlands National Park ✔
    Ride off-road ✔
    Seeing bisons ✔
    Eating buffalo meat ✔
    Seeing oldtimers ✔
    Mount Rushmore Memorial ✔
    Needle Hwy ✔
    Needles Eye ✔
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  • Day19

    Rock Face!

    September 18, 2016 in the United States ⋅

    Today I woke up in the Badlands. A unique experience for me to not see anyone when I set off on a hike, sleep in my tent, and then not see anyone on my return hike. The morning was crisp and clear, and I stayed warm all night. That meant the day was going to be hot.

    After repacking the bike from my overnight hike (which is not something that takes a few minutes like it might in a car. Everything has its place so to get things to fit, they all go back into their place.) I make my way towards Rapid City for lunch. On my way out I take the road to the south of the park (well the north eastern part of the park) and go between the two major halves of the park. This road is much less traveled, but absolutely gorgeous. I spot my first buffalo! It feels a bit strange to make it this far in life and not seen such iconic animals.

    Before reaching the city I stop for gas, some regular maintenance on my chain, and check the oil. I notice a little stretch in the chain so I will have to tighten it up. The oil is also going to need a top off in the next few days. This engine design consumes oil as part of its design, so occasional additions of oil is not abnormal.

    After lunch I make my way to Mount Rushmore! Another piece of childhood legend which has stuck with me till today. Wow, what a project for someone to undertake. You really have to measure twice, and set your dynamite off once. Deterred from entering the monument by a parking fee, I stop along the roadside at pull outs which grant fine views of the sculpture. I am amazed at the setting of such a piece of art. It doesn't get more public and permanent than making your art in the side of a mountain.

    Just down the road is the Crazy Horse monument. What an incredible time to see such an undertaking. I hope to see it completed in my lifetime, but the progress may slow at times as the project is privately funded. The scale of this sculpture is even grander than Rushmore. It's actually larger than any of the great pyramids. It was interesting to learn about the progression of the project and to see how it began. Native American elders asked this sculptor who lived in Boston to move South Dakota and build this monument. The gentleman they asked happened to be the perfect guy for the job. I wonder if he was the first one they asked? Not only did the sculptor take the job, he funded the project himself. He and his family of 10 children (who weren't around before construction began) were critical in creating this monument.

    Crazy Horse was definitely something to experience. After walking around the museum a bit, I got back on my pony and headed south to find a place to set up camp. My plan is to explore Wind Cave National park tomorrow, so I saw a camp in the park. It will be perfect for getting an early start tomorrow.

    I was planning on flying back to Boston for Matt and Genevieve's wedding out of Salt Lake city, but seeing as I have 16 nights left before the flight and I am already almost into Wyoming, I changed my flight to leave Seattle. This may increase my chances of getting through the coldest part of the trip by almost two weeks, which could make a significant difference. That means that I could be in the Tetons in two days! Yeehaw!

    Pictures: Sunrise and moonset. A sign I saw on the way in but decided it was picture worthy after I finished the hike. The next one explains itself. I felt pretty Merican standing below Rushmore having ridden in on a motorcycle. Crazy Horse is the next 3. What it looks like today, then the progression over the years, and then a 1/35 scale version.
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  • Day20

    Wind Cave and Strange Sounds

    September 19, 2016 in the United States ⋅

    After seeing amazing carvings in mountains it was time to find a place to sleep. I noticed on the map that there was another national park just south of my location and there was a fairly inexpensive campsite with wood! I got to the site, set up camp, and had a nice fire. Throughout the evening I kept hearing this strange noise. It's hard to describe, but I've never heard it before. At first I thought it was some kids playing with a weird toy, but the sound lasted into the night and started coming from the woods. I figured it was probably an animal, which I found out the next morning that it was indeed a bunch of elk. Apparently it is rutting season. After breaking camp I headed to the cave for a tour. They call it wind cave because it is usually at a different pressure then atmospheric pressure, so the few small natural openings into the cave exhibit a significant breeze. The man-made entrance to the cave has an airlock to preserve this natural pressure difference. This cave apparently has 95% of the world's "box work" which is a natural feature developed by carbonic acid dissolving limestone. The cave was cool, but I had my sights set on the Tetons, a day and a half's drive away.

    Photos: Sunrise at Elk Mountain campground. A good example of box work. The next two are more cave photos.
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  • Day8

    Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse

    June 28, 2017 in the United States ⋅

    Off to Mount Rushmore. We were there before 7am. We had a nice little walk around the monument. Very interesting seeing how the rock was carved. Crazy Horse is equally as interesting. We didn't see an estimated finishing time for Crazy Horse. It will be MUCH larger than Mount Rushmore when finished. Actually, all 4 heads will fit into just the head of crazy horse!Read more

  • Day10

    Weather ⛈

    June 29, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 57 °F

    The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
    Psalm 19:1

    Bad storm rolled through this evening but then we were treated with an amazing double rainbow!
    We have never seen such bright colors on a rainbow - it was beautiful!

You might also know this place by the following names:

Custer County, مقاطعة كستر, Къстър, কাস্টার কাউন্টি, Condado de Custer, Custer konderria, شهرستان کاستر، داکوتای جنوبی, Comté de Custer, Custer megye, Քաստեր շրջան, Contea di Custer, カスター郡, Custer Kūn, Hrabstwo Custer, کسٹر کاؤنٹی, Comitatul Custer, Кастер, Округ Кастер, کیسٹر کاؤنٹی، جنوبی ڈکوٹا, Quận Custer, Condado han Custer, 卡斯特縣

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