Carvers on last level for horse’s head
Thanks to mostly mild weather conditions, the Crazy Horse mountain carvers continue progressing on blocking out the rough shape of the colossal horse’s head.
Drilling, blasting and bulldozing thin the mammoth granite mountain in steps by creating horizontal work areas called benches. Spaced 20 feet apart, the “benches” are named according to their distance from the top of the warrior’s head.
The crew is finishing the “320” bench, continues to widen the “340” and has added the “360” bench, which extends to beneath the horse’s nose.
The “360” is the 11th and final bench planned for this phase of development for the 219-foot horse’s head.
Overall, the Crazy Horse carving will be 641 feet long and 563 feet high.