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Old Oct 16, 2012, 11:08 AM   #1
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Continuing our trip south from SD we stopped at Mt Rushmore and on to Rocky Mtn. National Park. The weather @ RMNP was cold, overcast with some rain so we stayed near the car. We saw a few locals with the addition of a black bear up a tree near the highway. He had traffic stopped with people trying to get a photo.

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Old Oct 16, 2012, 11:10 AM   #2
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The Bear with cropped 300mm from the road, I was not going to get closer.
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Nice pix....I like the photos of Mount Rushmore, especially the second one....we've been there with our kids, many years ago. Every time I see Rushmore I think of the Hitchcock movie North by Northwest.
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Looks like you were treated to some nice wildlife sightings at RMNP. The weather there is quite unpredictable..we had some better luck during our visit in July this year. I need to get out to Mt. Rushmore and exprerience the North by Northwest Moment as well! Thanks for sharing the trip!

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Those mountains are simply amazing.

i'm jealous of this trip

Thanks for sharing!
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Beautiful places, fascinating wildlife - thanks for sharing!
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Nice shots Hans, I have always wanted to visit Mt. Rushmore and the Bad Lands but it has not fit in with our other destinations, though it is still on our to do list.

What a nice opportunity to have the bear sitting in the tree like that. The elk and deer shots are great as well.

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Wonderful shots, I especially like the second Mt. Rushmore shot. What an amazing place, would love to go, I've never been there. We thought about going there next spring, when we have a reason to be in Laramie, but it's really too far for the limited time we'll have.

RMNP is incredible - we were there this spring and both drove the road across the top and had snow a day or two after. I'm with you, I wouldn't get any closer to that bear either!
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