27. June 2000, Billings to Rapid City
In the morning we drive through Crow Indian Reservation, then Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation. Interestingly enough the field where General Custer with the US Army lost their battle against a coalition of native Americans still belongs to native Americans. After the reservations comes "Custer National Forest" and we continue driving into Wyoming again, where we see Devil's Tower, an interestingly-shaped mountain. We continue into the Black Hills, a national forest with many bizarrely-shaped mountains and wildlife (we see a mountain goat). In South Dakota, Black Hills also has two "competing" mountain sculptures: On the one hand there is the famous Mount Rushmore, on the other the not so famous, much bigger but not yet completed Crazy Horse Monument together with a museum about the native Americans. An interesting day, which makes us think about American history, more recent and ancient.
Overall 1 hour 37 minutes penalty