Douglas Cornell, 53, of Corunna, Michigan, nabbed this shot of Custer State Park’s granite needles from the 6,971-foot summit of Little Devils Tower. It’s lower than South Dakota’s highpoint, Harney Peak, but “we were totally alone as we scrambled up its rugged slabs,” he says. For a chance to be featured here, tag your hiking photo #BPmag on Instagram. Trip ID 311930
Trail Mix — Central — March 2013Your region's go-now guide: Explore ice caves on Wisconsin's Apostle Islands, overnight in peace in northern Missouri, and more.