I decided to have an argument with the GPS this morning which ended up costing me 45 minutes to backtrack and get on the right road. Once I got back on Wyoming 59 I made good time up to Gillette. That road went through some of the most desolate country I’ve seen on this trip. But what sticks in my mind is the literally hundreds of roadkill rabbits on it. They must really have a rabbit problem there!
After a quick lunch in Gillette I made my way to Devil’s Tower. I really can’t put into words just how amazing a sight it is. I wish I had had the time to hike the trail around it. But I did get some really good pictures of it and some of the prairie dogs that live in the park.
After that I hit the road for South Dakota, with stops in Sturgis and Deadwood before arriving in Custer for the night. I took 85, 385, and 16 to get to Custer and got to ride through the Black Hills National Forest. There are some really nice twisty roads there, not as good as Deal’s Gap, but still a lot of fun.
An excellent prime rib dinner capped off a great day. Tomorrow I’ll be going to Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse.