Hiking to the top of Mount Rushmore in the summer of
2006 was a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and one that I
was extremely fortunate to have. There's no real trail up
to the top... just some steep, rocky terrain followed by a
long, ridiculously steep iron staircase. The general public
isn't normally allowed on top of the monument, but as we
were doing a gig at Mount Rushmore's amphitheatre, we
got a special hike courtesy of a couple of park rangers.
My pal Thomas Jefferson's profile is at the left; next to
him is Abraham Lincoln. (I'm the guy wearin' shades.)