Devils Tower!!!

Devils Tower Travel Blog

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Driving up to the tower! I was hoping for clear blue skies!
I have vivid memories of Devils Tower from my early childhood! I remember clearly running through the tower trail through the boulders to find my mother, I remember sitting at the cafe near the entrance if the park with my family reading a Native American legend about how the tower came into existence, and I remember the excitement in my heart when I first looked up at the tower.. The tower has fascinated me ever since and I was ecstatic to finally had the chance to revisit the Tower when I was staying in Gillette, WY, one of my old hometowns from waaaaaaaaaaaay back in the day :P..

the legend is that several local girls were running from a giant bear when they hopped on a rock and prayed to be taken to safety. The rock heard the young girls pleas for help and raised high into the sky bringing the young girls out of reach of the bear.. the Bear, however, still made attempts to get the girls thus causing the grooves around the "rock"...

Devils Tower is located in the North Eastern region of Wyoming near Sundance and the Black Hills.

The visitor Center was closed during the winter season, but the park was still open. There are a few trails you can hike and if your are an avid rock climber then you def need to visit!!

Fee was $10.00 per car (up to 4 adults)

check out these links for more information:

http://www.nps.gov/deto/index.htm
http://devilstower.net/


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Driving up to the tower! I was hop…
Driving up to the tower! I was ho…
Walking along the trail
Walking along the trail
Another angle
Another angle
The sun came out at this point, bu…
The sun came out at this point, b…
The Tower and its surrounding land…
The Tower and its surrounding lan…
The trail!
The trail!
A view from the tower trail lookin…
A view from the tower trail looki…
Prairie dog from the Prairie Dog T…
Prairie dog from the Prairie Dog …
There were these Prayer Flags tied…
There were these Prayer Flags tie…
One of my self portraits for a fut…
One of my self portraits for a fu…
Devils Tower
photo by: esterrene