John and Janet 2016 Utah travel blog

Crazy Horse

Free Walk To The Top

Progress

Someday

Raffle

Helicopter Ride

We're Off

Mt. Rushmore

Mt. Rushmore

Mt. Rushmore

Pigtails

Black Hills

Cathedral Spires

Cathedral Spires

Needles

Horse Thief Lake

Crazy Horse

Crazy Horse

Headed Back

Landing

Safely

Great Ride

Couldn't Resist

Needles Highway

Needles Highway

Our Road

Tunnel

Needle's Eye

Needle's Eye

At The Top

At The Top

At The Top

At The Top

One Lane Tunnel

One Lane Tunnel

Rest Stop

Needles Highway

Needles Highway

Elk

Elk

Elk


It is a great day! After breakfast at the café, we head to Crazy Horse. Boy is it crowded. Fortunately, we are waved to the first parking lot because of the motorcycle. “Where do you want us?” “Just find a spot.”

Today, anyone can go up on the arm of Crazy Horse for free. They offer this twice a year and we are here. Great! On second thought, maybe not. You have to walk up. We will pass.

We have a great visit. We watch the video and get our raffle tickets. We can really see the progress since our last visit. Still, it is doubtful that it will be finished in our lifetime.

John sees a brochure for a helicopter ride. “You mean this? It is just up the road.”

One of the helicopter tours is “On Sale” today. That’s for us. It is a great ride. I love flying.

We see the Black Hills from the air. We pass Mt. Rushmore and Crazy Horse. We see the pigtails and the needles. The ride is worth the money!

Back on the ground, we check the map. We are near the entrance to the Needles Highway. I love this road. Sounds like a plan.

We climb to the top. We stop to take pictures. We head down. As a bonus, we see a couple of deer and then two elk. Perfect!

If we are not too tired, we are going out to dinner tonight. John wants a buffalo steak. We’re see.

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