Drive Iron Mountain Road From Custer State Park to Mount Rushmore In South Dakota

There are affiliate links in here.  I get a small commission if you purchase through them at no extra cost to you. Our time in the Black Hills in October was packed full of hikes and scenic drives.  The first drive we did, well I guess second if the Custer Wildlife Loop counts, was Iron…

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Bison, Burros, And The Black Hills: The Best Things To Do In Custer State Park

There are affiliate links in here.  I get a small commission if you purchase through them at no extra cost to you. One of the first things we did when we got to the Black Hills in South Dakota was head to the Custer State Park Wildlife Loop Road, well, right after visiting Wind Cave…

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50 Pictures That Will Make You Want To Explore America’s Outdoors

Believe it or not, I never used to want to travel in the US.  That seems crazy now after basically traveling around it for jobs for the last three years.  I'm still dying to leave the country, which I haven't done since I got back from the Philippines, but at the same time, I've loved…

Badlands Below Zero: Tips For Visiting The Badlands In The Winter

Badlands National Park is awesome in the summer, but I wanted to see it in the winter, covered in snow.  Now that I've seen (almost) all the parks between Utah and Wisconsin in the spring or summer, it's time to see them in the winter.  Everything just looks so different with a layer of snow.…

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Visit Mount Rushmore On Your South Dakota Road Trip

It was a busy day.  We left Brookings bright and early with the Badlands on our minds.  We figured since we were close, we would go to Mount Rushmore too.  I had heard some not so exciting things about it, that it's not all that impressive, but I mean, we had to go.  It's Mount…