We couldn't even stop for a 'closed sign' photo at Mt. Rushmore. Constant patrols of (furloughed?) rangers kept everyone moving along the road leading to the mountain. One enterprising photographer appeared to have hiked all the way up the mountain so he could set up his tripod unmolested.
All photos below are from the iPhone, taken by Shannan as we drove by a few (too many) times.
Poor Lincoln, they ran out of funds before the project was complete, he's only starting to emerge from the rock.