Summer Staycation 2015 Stop #3: Crazy Horse Volksmarch

Normally, unless a person gives at least $125 to the Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation, the closest one can get to Crazy Horse’s nostrils is the bottom of the mountain.

Twice a year, the Memorial offers the “volks” a chance to “march” to Crazy Horse’s arm and stand face to face with his giant head. I was nervous about the 6-mile walk, but decided I could not afford to miss it.

June 6 was a beautiful day. At the end of a lot of whining and complaining, I was rewarded with this rare view, if “rare” is interpreted as attending an event with upwards of 1200 reviews on TripAdvisor.

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Now that I have done it, I will have to feel extremely motivated and the weather will have to be good before I’ll consider doing it again.

The photo below was the one I contributed to NatGeoYourShot, where, at 23, it has received more favorite points than anything I’ve ever posted anywhere, ever.

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Readers can view some selfies on Facebook.

Stay tuned for more from the Sandhills/Panhandle/Black Hills.

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