Ah, Mt. Rushmore....it's kind of weird when you think about it....Dead white men carved into mountains deep in what was once Native American lands. If that bothers you too much, go see the Crazy Horse monument--it isn't nearly as cool, but whatever.
That being said, I truly believe that all Americans should see Mt. Rushmore at least once in their lifetime. This was time #2 for me (we stopped for a "look and get back in the car!" visit when I was younger). Since my first visit, they built a new plaza and such, so it was kind of like coming back for the first time for me.
|This picture was taken about 2 miles away with the zoom lens on my camera.|
|Another picture of George|
|Taken from the Presidential Trail at the base of the mountain|
|Taken as the sun was beginning to set|