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Visit to Mount Rushmore compromised by fog

Staff writer

Six members of Centre’s National Honor Society visited Mount Rushmore on Saturday.

Grace Knepp, one of the participants, said the presidents were hidden in fog when the group arrived Friday evening, but after it thinned slightly the next morning, they caught glimpses of them.

They went through the museum, walked the presidential trail in a drizzly rain, and experienced an educational flag walk. They also stopped at the site where a carving of Crazy Horse is still in progress.

“Hiking was the most fun,” Grace said.

She estimated the group hiked about 10 miles altogether that day, filling the afternoon with small hikes in the Black Hills.

On the trip home Sunday, they stopped to see the “largest ball of twine” at Cawker City. The owner brought out a length of twine that they added to the ball.

“It was a really good trip,” Grace said. “We learned a lot even though we were there a short time.”

Others who went were Kate Basore, Jacob Bittle, Max Svoboda, Cole Srajer, and Ryan August. Angela Basore accompanied them.

Last modified May 16, 2018