This bus slowly maneuvered the passage along the Needles Highway in South Dakota and with breath-taking awe didn’t get stuck!  This area is famous for rock climbing on granite needle-like peak formations along the highway.   I count myself lucky to often be in the right place at the right time and this was no exception.  You may even notice that there are people standing on the granite ledges above the bus to the left and directly above.


I was lucky enough to be on the ground on the approach.  Then mostly, bold enough to weave my way through several other onlookers and picture takers to get to the front and take this shot.  I don’t think the driver had more than an inch or two to spare on either side of the bus.



  1. Major applause for the first bus driver to take the chance.

    1. Oh, you are so right. I hadn’t thought about that. I bet they started with the old Greyhound buses and then just got bigger and.. Bigger.. and BIGGER..

    1. Thanks. It probably took him at least 20 minutes to get through the tunnel and he had to pull in his mirror for the last bit.

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