“Road impassable when wet.” I roll my eyes at this statement. I have been to enough national parks and monuments to know my limits and how cautious the National Park Service has gotten. Little did I know that park service’s warning was more than the usual overreaction. I had quite an adventure while camping at Echo Park in Dinosaur National Monument.
Giant Coastal Redwoods rise up around me. I stand in awe that less than 30 minutes ago I was standing among the skyscrapers of San Francisco. A short drive across the Golden Gate Bridge is a wilderness oasis near one of the US’s largest cities in the most populous state. These coastal redwoods aren’t a hidden. They stand proudly in the Muir Woods National Monument.
Every Thursday, I will be posting a photo from my travels and a spotlight on the location. Today’s Spotlight Thursday is from my visit to Jewel Cave National Monument in Custer, South Dakota. I spent a wonderful day exploring this cave and the land above it on my South Dakota National Park Road Trip.