Nearly 7,000 people sign up for Crazy Horse hikeCRAZY HORSE (AP) — Officials say nearly 7,000 people signed up Saturday for a close-up view of South Dakota's Crazy Horse Memorial.
CRAZY HORSE (AP) — Officials say nearly 7,000 people signed up Saturday for a close-up view of South Dakota's Crazy Horse Memorial.
The Crazy Horse Volksmarch allows people to walk to the top of a mountain that's being turned into a sculpture of Oglala Lakota warrior Crazy Horse sitting on a horse. Work on the sculpture began in 1948.
The total distance is 6.2 miles and takes between two and four hours to complete. The two-day event typically draws up to 10,000 walkers, who are required to register for the hike.
It's the 27th year of the event, which is the only time the public is allowed on top of the sculpture.
Hiker Candace Woolert tells the media that the trek isn't too difficult, but still a challenge.