This is the view of Mt. Rushmore from the N end of Iron Mt. Road; it's a lot further away than it appears. The N end of Iron Mt. Rd. has the 'famous' piggy-tail switch-backs where the road turns sharply while going downhill, over a couple bridges. There are also 3 small tunnels on the N end of the route.
Bottle gentian, growing near Dakota Lake (see today's header pic). Not listed as a wildflower in my Black Hills 'Bible' but the E field guide says it can be found from Nebraska to N Dakota, and S Dakota is inbetween the two states so....I'd say it's fairly uncommon in the Black Hills.