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Old 05-22-2016, 12:54 PM   #1
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Mt Rushmore in two weeks

Well our first big trip from so cal to mt Rushmore is coming up in two weeks. We leave June 4. Looking at the weather reports there is not encouraging, they are showing thunder storms and flood warnings almost every day. Am becoming concerned about the drive. Any onsite? Pulling a 26' tt for the fist big trip
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Old 05-22-2016, 01:37 PM   #2
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The Rapid City 10 day forecast looks typical for this time of year. Don't let it scare you, just try to travel when it is not stormy. Most of the country doesn't have So Cal weather, especially in the spring.


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Been to Rushmore. Neat place, but didn't have camper. There is a big parking lot, but I went in November and things were mostly closed. The ride up the mountain is chock full of 'touristy' stops. That's all I know.
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Well our first big trip from so cal to mt Rushmore is coming up in two weeks. We leave June 4. Looking at the weather reports there is not encouraging, they are showing thunder storms and flood warnings almost every day. Am becoming concerned about the drive. Any onsite? Pulling a 26' tt for the fist big trip

Great National Monument to visit. There are some wonderful things as well in that area. If you're coming from the east, PM me I can suggest a nice stop along the way.
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Keep both hands on the wheel and love the drive. Weather happens. I drove my Mother in a 28 foot class C from Georgia up through SD and on to Montana a number of years ago, and as a first time MH driver I did just fine. Just the two of us and I loved it.
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We are tenatively taking 15 to either 25 or 80 to get there and 25 to 70 on the way back 3 weeks later. Very excited about the trip, just nervous about the weather.
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We went there in 2011 late june as we were in Bismark for the 4th of July. Temps were hitting abt 110 if I remember correctly. We stayed at Palmer Gulch KOA Resort and had an amazing time touring the area.
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My wife and I stopped by Mt. Rushmore last year with the kids. It was great! It was a quick stop on our way back, so we didn't spend as much time there as we would really have liked. There appeared to be a number of great campground choices in the area. Enjoy!
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My Rushmore is great, if you have the time go by Crazy Horse it's nice too


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Well our first big trip from so cal to mt Rushmore is coming up in two weeks. We leave June 4. Looking at the weather reports there is not encouraging, they are showing thunder storms and flood warnings almost every day. Am becoming concerned about the drive. Any onsite? Pulling a 26' tt for the fist big trip
Same day we are leaving for Black Hills staying at The Fish and Fry RV park south of Rushmore.
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