We drove the Spearfish Canyon today. It was very pretty but after the Needles and Iron Mountain a bit tame. We went to Lead and were not impressed. The Mining Museum was not open as their hours stated they would be, and Deadwood is a tourist trap. We had thought about taking a trolley tour but didn't. We just happened to be at Boot hill when a tour was there and we were really glad we didn't take it. The only thing we really wanted to see was boot hill anyway and we did. OMG I can't believe they lugged coffins up such a steep steep steep (did I mention it was steep) hill so high above the town. Calamity Jane and Wild Bill Hickok are buried there. Many famous people lived in Deadwood including Wyatt Earp. Of course he wasn't killed there like Wild Bill who was shot in a poker game.
In the evening we went back to Custer State Park to take the caravan tour with a naturalist. It was very good. While driving around the loop road we found the bison that had been hiding the day before. There is no way a picture can capture it. We went over a rise in the road and there were bison everywhere you looked as far as you could see. The herd here is about 1300. All 1300 weren't there, but an awful lot of them were.
Again we took lots of pictures
On the way home we saw fireworks everywhere. Apparently anyone can buy any type of firework they want in South Dakota and they do. So in every neighborhood there are people setting off fireworks worthy of any city firework show.