S: Black Hills and Colorado 2011
FC: Black Hills and Colorado | 2011
3: Gang | Top Left to Right: John Hebert and Jessica Russ, Matthew Schellinger, Rob Wilson and Judy Kellen Bottem Left to Right: Travis Mahlow, Terry and Marnie Schellinger and Nathan and Molly Schellinger
4: The Cabin Hill City, SD | August 5th - 9th
6: Did you know? -The project was started in June 1948. That is 63 years invested so far. -Crazy Horse Memorial is the world's largest mountain carving in progress. -The Memorial's mission is to honor the culture, tradition and living heritage of North American Indians. -All four 60-foot high heads on Mt. Rushmore would fit inside just Crazy Horse's head. -Dimensions of completion Entire Carving 641 feet long in the round Entire Carving 563 feet high in the round Crazy Horse's Face 87 feet, 6 inches (completed June 3, 1998) Outstretched Arm 263 feet Opening under arm 110 feet wide and 100 feet high Hand 33 feet high Pointing Finger 37 feet long Horse's Head 219 feet high (22 stories) Horse's Mane 62 feet high Horse's Ears 45 feet long Horse's Eyes 16 feet wide; 13 feet high Horse's Nostrils 25 foot diameter | Crazy Horse Monument
7: Did you know? -Thomas Jefferson was originally started on George Washington's right. However, after 18 months they realized that it was not working. Jefferson's face was dynamited off and carved on the other side. -It took 14 years to complete Mount Rushmore. -No one died while building Mount Rushmore. -The sculpture cost $989,992.32 to build. -There is a cave behind the carving called the "Hall of Records." It was intended to house the story of Mount Rushmore but was never completed due to lack of funding. -The sculpted faces rise up to 5,500 feet above the level of the sea. If the torso had been attached to scale, the whole would have measured 465 feet. -Each of the sculptured heads is as high as a 6-story building. -When measured from the top of the head to the chin, each sculpture is as high as the Great Sphinx of Egypt. -The eyes measure 11 feet across, the mouth of each is 18 feet in width, and each President’s nose measures 20 feet in length. | Mount Rushmore
8: Can you fit through an 8.5 in x 24 in box? | THE CRAWL TEST
9: Cave Temperature was 49 Degrees Fahrenheit | Tour consisted of 723 steps (equivalent to 40 flights of stairs)
10: Did you know? Due to changes in barometric pressure, strong winds blow through Jewel Caves passages miles from the natural entrance. Areas in the cave where the winds are exceptionally strong or loud have names like Hurricane Corner, Whistle Stop, Exhaust Pipe, Humdinger and Drafty Maneuver.
18: Deadwood | Deadwood
24: Needles Eye was formed by wind, water erosion and a mechanical process known as frost wedging. | Needles Eye
26: Lake Isabelle at Brainard Lake Recreation Area
28: Hiking: verb, hiked, hiking, noun verb (used without object) 1. to walk or march a great distance, especially through rural areas, for pleasure, exercise, military training, or the like.
29: Anyone up for playing in the snow.............or water????
33: Crashing at Randy and Sandi's Cabin