Posted from Hermosa, SD (Click on Pics to Enlarge)
On Saturday we drove to Jewel Cave National Monument to take a Lantern Tour led by the NPS interpreter. We visited this same cave on our visit to the area last year, but took the Scenic Tour during that visit. While that tour was certainly very interesting, this one was certainly more adventurous.
We really enjoyed this cave tour. It was certainly different from the prior tours we had taken both here and in Wind Cave. This one really gives you a truer feeling of what it must be like to "explore" a cave rather than just be a "tourist" in a cave. I would highly recommend this one if you get the chance. The cost this year was $12 per person, or $6 per person with a senior pass.
This was the last day that we had a pass to visit Custer State Park, so on the way back to the campground we drove the Wildlife Loop Road for the final time. We saw many of the frequently viewed animals, but no bison today. Prairie dogs, pronghorn antelopes, and burros are common sights every time we took this route.
Thanks for stopping by to take a look!