August 2007: This is the second of a three-part gallery chronicling my Northern Road Trip (NRT) with Kristina Caggiano and Manuchehr Taghizadeh-Popp. After departing Wall, South Dakota and its famous (and massive) drug store, we drove to Custer State Park, where the buffalo (and birds, prairie dogs, deer, donkeys, etc.) roam. On the northern edge of the park lies the gorgeous Sylvan Lake which offers opportunities for swimming and hiking through a striking rock valley. We paid an obligatory visit to Mt. Rushmore, paid our respects to national legends in Deadwood, and attended the world’s largest motorcycle rally in Sturgis. On our way to Wyoming’s Grand Teton National Park, we passed by Devil’s Tower and through the most spectacular lightning storm I’ve ever had the privilege to photograph. The gallery concludes with photos of our passage through dry, wildfire-ravaged regions.