Thanks, Sleddog. I checked my maps after reading your response and as luck would have it, that's exactly how I laid out that leg of the trip. Unless I'm exhausted by the previous day I plan on hitting the Badlands in the early morning light, and Rushmore close to sunset.
I really appreciate all the help getting me around Omaha and lined up not just to cross Nebraska, but to actually see part of what makes your state special!
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