The Startling Drama of the Black Hills Scenery

Pretty lake yo.
Pretty lake yo.

While much of the Black Hills are pretty, with rolling hills and lots of trees and bison herds! there are large swathes of it that you wouldn’t exactly call dramatic in the Rockies or Alps sense of mountain-y drama. But Sylvan Lake (Custer State Park again, good job guys!) and Needles Highway are spectacular, full stop. Evidence:

Really, really pretty. And there's a path that goes around the whole thing.
Really, really pretty. And there’s a path that goes around the whole thing.
and there are bathrooms and a cafe! Perfect!
and there are bathrooms and a cafe! Perfect!
pointy!
pointy!
that little whole in the rock is what you DRIVE through!
that little whole in the rock is what you DRIVE through!
and that is dramatic!
and that is dramatic!
and then there's this old guy. What's he doing there?
and then there’s this old guy. What’s he doing there?
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