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Soggy weather impacts attendance for annual volksmarch at Crazy Horse

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It was a wet, foggy and chilly weekend. But that didn't stop visitors from making the annual trek to the arm of Crazy Horse.
 
A total of 6,384 people took part in the two-day volksmarch.

While fog socked in the mountain Saturday, it was rain that beat down on hikers Sunday, taking a toll on attendance. Typically, 10,000 to 11,000 make the trek annually.

For David and Kathy Asbery of Mount Vernon, Illinois, it's a family tradition rain or shine. But this year, they're doing it without cathy's father.
 
"He had surgery on his carotid artery. And he couldn't come with us. So we're walking in his honor," Kathy Asbery said.
 
Many visitors also walked in honor of Ruth Ziolkowski. She died last month from cancer. Ruth came to the Black Hills in 1947 to help her husband create the memorial to honor the North American Indian.
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