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Travels 2013, page 12, Black Hills National Forest

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The Black Hills National Forest is 125 miles long and 65 miles wide; needless to say, we didn't see it all, but what we did see had canyons, grasslands, rugged rock formations, and streams making it well worth the time.

The Black Hills are in both South Dakota and northeastern Wyoming. The name comes from Lakota words Paha Sapa, which mean "hills that are black." Because of the dark pines on the hills, when seen from a distance the hills appear black.

In my photos below, you'll notice there are three that have Mount Rushmore in the far distance. You will definitely want to enlarge them and look closely!

Black Hills National Forest sign
Black Hills National Forest sign
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Mount Rushmore from a distance
Mount Rushmore from a distance
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Rocks with lichen growing on them
Rocks with lichen growing on them
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Dead tree logs
Dead tree logs
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Cool rock formation
Cool rock formation
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Scenic view
Scenic view
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Distant view of Mount Rushmore
Distant view of Mount Rushmore
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Mount Rushmore from a distance
Mount Rushmore from a distance
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