Devil's Tower

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and my 2nd favorite photo

We were worried about the cracked windshield so we marked the end of the crack.  By the time we had driven a few miles, the crack had extended past the mark so it was still growing.  We decided not to continue driving with a cracked windshield and went to the Rapid City National rental people to exchange this car for another.  The National agents were very helpful and the new car process only took about half an hour.  We’d never had to exchange a car before (even though we always get extra insurance thru American Express at $25/rental) so now we’ll find out if the insurance really covers the problem.


We drove back into Wyoming to see the Devil’s Tower, which you may remember from the movie “Close Encounters of the Third Kind”.  My husband truly is a saint because he went along with my idea of approaching the Tower in an unusual way, on a 22 mile long dirt and gravel road.  We drove to the top of Waverly Peak (across the valley from the Tower) before descending thru valleys on the gravel road.  This approach paid off when we saw a doe and twin fawns ahead of us.  The photo of the Tower, valley and deer is one of my favorites for today.


Once inside the park we took a few more photos including another one with the balloon which is now wearing my black cowboy hat.  We drove on to Douglas, WY for the night.

Occidenoir says:
Way to travel down the unbeaten path. I think visitors to the Black Hills should do that as often as they feel comfortable doing it out here. That's when you see the truly memorable things. Awesome photos.
Posted on: Sep 06, 2007
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and my 2nd favorite photo
and my 2nd favorite photo
Devils Tower with doe and 2 fawns…
Devil's Tower with doe and 2 fawn…
gravel road approach to the Tower
gravel road approach to the Tower
the balloon substitute for our old…
the balloon substitute for our ol…
Devils Tower
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