DAVE BRUNER: Photo Gallery — The Needles

On the second leg of their recent eight-day trip, Grand Forks photographer Dave Bruner and his wife, Sheila, stayed in Custer, S.D., and spent time on the Needles Highway. A spectacular 14-mile drive through pine and spruce forests, meadows surrounded by birch and aspen, rugged granite mountains, sharp curves and low tunnels, the road gets its name comes from the needlelike granite formations that seem to pierce the horizon along the highway. Deemed “impossible” to construct by its critics, Needles Highway — a National Scenic Byway — passes through Custer State Park and Wind Cave National Park.

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