N2 got paper junior ranger hats to wear which Noah wore the whole time.
I liked getting close ups of faces with my zoom lens. It was interesting to see how the eyes were carved and the George Washington really doesn't have nostrils like the other presidents do.
Now this is a different Mt. Rushmore, isn't it, without George Washington!
We drove the Needles Highway down to Wind Cave after Mt. Rushmore. This road was packed too! We didn't get to do too much climbing because we had to be at Wind Cave for our tour-we made it with only a few minutes to spare. Can you find Brian in the picture on the right?
Wind Cave was really cool because it was fairly narrow and twisted around. There weren't big openings in the cave like in Mammoth or Jewel Cave. There was a neat formation called box work which I can't say I've ever seen before. Wind Cave is the cave with the most box work. Noah fell in love with it and drew it all over his junior ranger book. You can see the box work in the first and second pictures here.
We met up with Dan, Rachel and Chloe for the evening program.