The base of the mountain was flooded with tourists, but it wasn't as crowded as I had thought it might be.
We walked the trail that goes along the base of the mountain. There are an incredible amount of stairs, but the view from directly under the carvings is very nice. There is no way to show massive scale of Mt. Rushmore in a photo.
Thus ends our adventures for the time being :) I will be taking the next week off of posting, but I will be back on Monday, the 13th, hopefully with some videos of the trip and a photo slideshow of all my favorites.