Not all who live the wild life have four legs. Some are free spirits who have only two! On Sunday afternoon we took a drive through another of our favorite areas of Custer State Park, the Needles Highway.
The road winds through lush forests, past formations like the "Needle's Eye," and navigates narrow tunnels.
It travels along the high ridges with spectacular views of the “needles” and the rock formations known as Cathedral Spires. These are magnificent formations, and the area is as rugged as you will find almost anywhere on the Continent.
Then, I noticed another climber on top of a spire just to their left. She was straddling the pillar, and it was apparent that she had not finished what she had come to do.
I raced back to the car for the bigger camera, and with my heart in my throat, was just in time to capture her triumph as she rose to stand on the top of the spire, arms raised in a victory salute!
We watched for a while longer as several other climbers worked their way up and down the spires.