Larry & Lee Ann's Journey travel blog

Our first tunnel of the day on the Needle's Highway...

Notice how green it it!

The Cathedral Spires peeking through the trees...

John & Joyce enjoying the view...

Just keeps getting neater & neater around every turn...

Looking back from whence we came...

A stop at our annual photo 'stop', we keep checking to see...

There were some friendly chipmunks there, Larry couldn't resist...

Thanks Larry!

Whatcha got????

Nice view, don't you agree?

Moving on to the Eye of the Needle...

View to the left of the Eye...

The guys are done scrambling over the rocks now...

Guess we'll move on through the last tunnel of our day...

The beautiful Sylvan Lake!

Wish I was boating here today...

Time to sit a spell, the wind caught Joyce's hair right as...

Ahhh, mama & her babies...

The longhorn's were all resting, guess they are hot today too!

See what I mean?

A bit further down the road were a few with more energy...

Sorry, I just have to end this post with one final pic...


As I mentioned in my last post, we started our day of sightseeing by driving the 14-mile scenic Needles Highway which of course winds through pine, spruce and aspen forest under a vista of granite spires called “the Needles.” The route snakes through several small granite tunnels, past the 'Eye of the Needle' and several open meadow areas. I drove & Joyce side kicked up front while the guys rode in the rear. Makes it easier to make frequent photo stops when I'm in control of the brake pedal, lol! We stopped for about 30 minutes at the 'Eye' and enjoyed our snacks while they painted a center divider line on the road. The guys explored the rocky area there as well, and even though it was very hot today, we thoroughly enjoyed this scenic road.

We arrived late in the afternoon, so only stopped briefly at the pretty little Sylvan Lake. This is probably the most photographed lake in the hills & is certainly the most used hiking path around a lake. There were quite a few folks boating today & the beach area was full as well. We enjoyed watching a mama duck & her ducklings waddle around. Mama would 'call' to them frequently & that seemed to get them back in line if they tried to stray much. Very cute!

Afterward we had a bite to eat before heading to the Crazy Horse Memorial. Hope you enjoyed the last post covering our evening there. Next post I'll be backtracking to the archaeological site, Mammoth. I'm actually several days behind & my posts are 'out of order'! But you don't mind, right?? See you then...



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