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Harney Peak Black Hills

Harney Peak in the Black Hills photo essay

Harney Peak in the Black Elk Wilderness section of the Black Hills National Forest in South Dakota is the highest mountain in the United States, east of the Rocky Mountains. Warne Peak is 7,242 feet high. There are nine mountains in South Dakota higher than the highest mountain east of the Mississippi River, which is Mt. Mitchell […]

Mt. Rushmore

A visit to Mt. Rushmore to cool off the scorching hot 4th of July

Temperatures around the United States have absolutely been scorching and the forecast here in Chicago calls for more of the same. Temperature and humidity levels look to be approaching 100 respectively. In honor of the 4th of July, this post features a trip to the iconic Mt. Rushmore, where I visited two founding fathers and […]