2016 MEA # 3: The Needles

We definitely saw some amazingly stunning sights throughout our Most Excellent Adventure – I’d be hard pressed to name a “most stunning” because they were each so very unique and awe-inspiring in their own way. But, I think the most memorable of them all was The Needles. The Needles is a 637 acre area within Custer State Park in the Black Hills of South Dakota. They consist of eroded granite pillars, towers, and spires also known as the Cathedral Spires. The Needles Highway weaves in and out, around, and through the rock formations. It is incredible enough to just see them in the distance as you drive up the narrow, winding road……but, once you get there and start to drive through them…..well, let’s just say it took my breath away and brought me to tears…..absolutely overwhelming and reminded me just how insignificant we are in this big, beautiful world that our God has made for us to live in and enjoy!!! We then, drove through a rock archway to a small clearing where we could get out and look around. At that clearing is a pillar known as the Eye of the Needle – a unique rock formation that looks exactly like the eye of a needle!

Keep in mind that photos can never come close to doing this amazing example of nature’s perfection any justice at all. Here is my feeble attempt to capture the beauty of The Needles……come take the drive along The Needles Highway all the way to the awesome Eye of the Needle with me:

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Now THAT is the way to enjoy the drive through the Needles! 🙂

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This is the Eye of the Needle!

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We arrived at the Eye of the Needle at the perfect time of day – when I stood in just the right spot, I was able to get this shot of the sun through the eye! It was pretty incredible in person!

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So, what do you think? Did you enjoy the drive? It was a gorgeous day for it, huh?

2 Comments on “2016 MEA # 3: The Needles

    • No…..we rented a car while we were in South Dakota, since we were there for a week and didn’t want to unhook everything every day to go out sightseeing.

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