Black Hills & Wyoming

    Day 1

    Day 01 - July 6, 2011 - Wednesday - Palmer Divide, CO - Drive to Rapid City, SD - Crazy Horse Memorial

    At 6:58 we left Elephant Rock in our rental Toyota Sienna 8 passenger van. With Vic driving and Jesper as the co-pilot and navigator, we headed north on...

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    Day 02 - July 7, 2011 - Thursday - Rapid City, SD; Mt. Rushmore & Custer State Park

    Our Guest Author for today is Maria Poulsen, age 12 from Frederikssund, Denmark.

    When we left the hotel at 8:43 it was 73 degrees. We were on the way to Mount Rushmore....

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    Day 03 - July 8, 2011 - Friday - Drive to Buffalo, WY; Black Hills and Devils Tower

    Today’s Journal is written by Jesper Poulsen, an IBMer from Frederikssund, Denmark and former exchange student and soccer star at Lewis-Palmer High School.

    We got up early, showered, finished packing, had breakfast...

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    Day 04 - July 9, 2011 - Saturday - Drive to Cody, WY – Scenic Drive Big Horn National Wilderness Area - Buffalo Bill Historical Center

    We woke up to a beautiful morning in Buffalo, WY. The day was bright and clear and the temperature was 66º. The Great American...

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    Day 05 - July 10, 2011 - Sunday - Drive to Jackson Hole, WY – Yellowstone National Park – Grand Tetons National Park

    Our Guest Author for today is Cecilie Poulsen, age 15 from Frederikssund, Denmark.

    We met at 8:34 am and drove towards Yellowstone National Park. On the...

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    Day 06 - July 11, 2011 - Monday - Jackson Hole, WY – Return to Yellowstone

    Today’s Journal is written by Ulla Poulsen, a Financial Advisor from Frederikssund, Denmark.

    After having picked up sandwiches for the day we left the hotel at 8:20 and headed for Yellowstone. The temperature was...

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    Day 07 - July 12, 2011 - Tuesday - Drive Home to Palmer Ridge, CO

    After breakfast, we loaded the vehicle and filled the tank with gas at Jackson for $3.49/gallon. The skies were dark gray and the temperature was 59º. A severe mountain storm was predicted for the...

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Day 2: Goat Cave Karst Nature Preserve


The Preserve was set aside to buffer some of the ecologically sensitive karsts in the area from encroaching neighborhoods. Karsts are caves that feed directly into the Edwards Aquifer below ground.

Because the three caves can be dangerous to hikers and nonprofessional spelunkers, they are...

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