Archive for the ‘South Dakota’ Category

On Top of Crazy Horse Mountain

Today we stood on the arm of Crazy Horse Mountain in Custer, SD. Our guide was Tom Wilson who works at the Crazy Horse Memorial. He was a joy to talk and spend time with, as is everyone we’ve ever met while visiting the site of the largest mountain carving in the world, begun by […]

Crazy Horse Mountain on CBS News tonight

It’s always nice to see Crazy Horse Mountain and the Ziolkowski family getting more press:

Badlands to Mitchell, SD

Badlands National Park (Interior, SD) to Mitchell, SD We went out to Badlands NP again this morning for me to get in my 9 mile run. Chuck also wanted to bike in the park, so he rode as well. We were going to leave today on our way back east, but after spending so much […]

Interior, SD

Badlands National Park (Interior, SD) We went out to Badlands NP this morning for me to get my 5 mile run in. We went to the Visitor’s Center first to ask a ranger what to expect on the Castle Trail and if it was okay to run on it. “You’ll come back 2 inches taller! […]

Devil’s Tower to the Badlands

Devil’s Tower, WY to Badlands National Park (Interior, SD) We left Devil’s Tower this morning on our way through to the Badlands, SD. First stop was Rapid City, SD to get supplies. Little towns are great, but they don’t always have the things you’re looking for. We stopped at Rushmore Mall and then had lunch […]

Chuck’s Thoughts on Crazy Horse

Today we got up at zero dark thirty (about 5:20 am civilian time). It was very dark and cool (38 degrees) and a light rain. This was going to be one of our best and most memorable days of our new life on the road. We were headed for Sunrise Service on the arm of […]