Badlands National Park

Badlands National Park

Needles Highway

Needles Highway

Custer State Park

Custer State Park

Custer State Park

Custer State Park

Custer

Custer

Custer State Park

Custer State Park

Mount Rushmore

Mount Rushmore

Badlands National Park

Badlands National Park

Custer

Custer

Badlands National Park

Badlands National Park

Badlands National Park

Badlands National Park

Badlands National Park

Badlands National Park

United States

Black Hills • Badlands National Park

September 2020 • Passed through here during a pregnant pause: one month after the Sturgis biker rally and one month before a stampede for ICU beds. Thanks, patriots. The western half of South Dakota is one of the most beautiful landscapes I've seen in the U.S.—and probably the most American, to judge by the gauche stylings of Mount Rushmore. Thieves not only stole this land but also carved their faces on it so no one would miss the point. Political signage throughout the state leads me to believe there might be another face added soon.

Badlands National Park

Badlands National Park

Needles Highway

Needles Highway

Custer State Park

Custer State Park

Custer State Park

Custer State Park

Custer

Custer

Custer State Park

Custer State Park

Mount Rushmore

Mount Rushmore

Badlands National Park

Badlands National Park

Custer

Custer

Badlands National Park

Badlands National Park

Badlands National Park

Badlands National Park

Badlands National Park

Badlands National Park