b'Black HillsDay 33JUNE 30Up at dawn, we follow State Road 16 from Newcastle for 10 miles to the South Dakota border. Once across the border we fight a headwind for 41 miles into and throughout Custer State Park in the Black Hills National Forest. The scenery is beautiful and inspiring. Emilie writes: Really lovely terrainmeadows and wildflowers, interspersed with jutting rocks and dark pines.We stop at an interpretive center, lock our bikes to a railing, and dig our fleeces and rain gear out of our panniers for a 90-minute tour of Jewel Cave. The 47-degree temperature in the cave is refreshing, as weve been riding in temperatures above 90 for the last 5 days. We arrive at the Center Lake Campground and a tent spot has just opened up next to the lake. A short walk from the campsite stands the Black Hills Playhouse, one of the oldest summer stock theaters in America, associated with the University of South Dakota College of Fine Arts. Emilie writes: Walked to the Black Hills Playhouse, justmile from the campsite, where Something Happened On the Way to the Forum was playing. Earlier, when we had gone to buy tickets, the play was sold out and someone had just called to cancel two seats. We felt almost like we were supposed to go!BEGIN: New Castle, WYEND: Center Lake Campground, SDDISTANCE: 51.81 milesTRIP TOTAL: 1,668.8 milesReally lovely terrainmeadows and wildflowers, interspersed with jutting rocks and dark pines.30'