Motor Mountain USA: South Dakota – Presidents in the Fog [Video]

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Motor Mountain USA – South Dakota

For this week’s edition of Motor Mountain USA, Nathan Adlen and Andre Smirnov are driving to the highest point in South Dakota.

The South Dakota mountain top is Crook’s Tower at 7,136 feet above sea level. Crook’s Tower is a rock outcropping in the Black Hills National Forest area and not far from the city of Deadwood and the Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

Andre is excited to see Mount Rushmore, but mother nature has another plan. Where else can Nathan take Andre?



The Motor Mountain USA (#MMUSA or #MotorMountainUSA) epic road trip is about the adventure and learning the mountain tops across the United States.

Motor Mountain USA is a celebration of all things American and the road less traveled. Nathan, Roman, Andre and Emme are driving a 2015 Jeep Rubicon Wrangler Hard Rock across the country to visit the 50 highest drivable mountain tops in all 50 states. Along the way they will visit locations off the beaten path and the American attractions that make the United States one of the world’s top tourist destinations.


This trip is also about involving you in the adventure. TFLcar has commissioned 50 commemorative silver belt buckles, one for each state. We will leave a belt buckle somewhere in the state and will tell you the coordinates, so that you can find it. The first person to find it, keeps it. The only requirement is – you need to send us a picture of you with the belt buckle. You can tweet to us @TFLcar, Facebook us at TFLcar, use the #MMUSA, or #MotorMountainUSA hashtag, email, or all of the above.

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MMUSA – Colorado belt buckle

Here are the coordinates of the South Dakota belt buckle: N 43 degrees 59.660’ and W 102 degrees 14.473’. Take a look at the video below to see exactly where the buckle is hidden.

Also, the Nebraska belt buckle has not yet been found. Watch the Nebraska episode to get all the details.

Thanks to Turtle Wax and their ICE premium car care products with new Smart Shield Technology for helping make the Motor Mountain USA adventure possible and for keeping the Jeep Wrangler looking good! #FreeTheSoul Check out the Turtle Wax ICE system.

Check out the latest episode in the epic 50 part series of the Motor Mountain USA: