Trip Start Aug 17, 2008
23Trip End Oct 2008
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I hadn't been on one of these slides in ages, so I figured it was worth the nine bucks to give it a go. Plus I was hungry and there was a burger place at the top. Epic win!
Once I got back down to the bottom in Keystone, it was back up for a trip to the monument itself. One of the things that surprised me was how high up the carving actually is - In most of the photos and Alfred Hitchcock action sequences that involve the faces, you don't really get a sense of their true location. I had always thought that the monument was carved into more of a butte that rose from relatively level ground - not so. This thing is really up there, which makes the achievement that much more impressive.