We spent our last day in Custer State Park, driving the Iron Mountain Road. It was where we actually got to see most of the wildlife in the park. The buffalo and the bison that we never saw on the wildlife loop, we saw here. Unfortunately, we had a cloudy day and it didn’t make for great photos. I was the brave one, who got out of the car and jumped off the path and tried to get a bit close to the herds, but not too close!
First, we saw the buffalo, however, there wasn’t a pull off… so while I sulked and sulked, we kept driving, but were lucky enough to find another herd and even a better view. So, I practically jumped out of the car so I can take my photos. I’m not too sure how much you can see and I’ll most likely be adding the photos to this post later (so drop back to see them, as they are on my Canon camera and I only have access to add photos from my cell on this trip til we get to California)… but then further up, we saw some bison and I was able to get pretty close as well… again, better photos on my Canon, but I can show you a few (dark) photos from the cell here.
I’m currently typing this article from my cousin’s laptop in Montana, as we haven’t had the best wi-fi connections or time to post since my last post, so I’m taking the time to make several entries now and will upload first, then go in and edit to add photos next… then upload to my facebook page once completed… Canon photos edited in much later…
After our Iron Mountain drive, which also offered us spectacular views of Mt Rushmore, as seen below… we stopped in Keystone, South Dakota for a walk around. It was our final thing to do in Custer State Park before we left the area.
We definitely enjoyed our time here… We got back to Jack’s Campers and unfortunately, had a pretty bad rain storm where we saw more leaking in our bedroom… Uggh! We were going to head out of here early the next morning and head west and hope for dryer weather and sunnier skies.