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Devil’s Tower

09 Oct

(This post is still in progress.  I will remove this comment as soon as it’s completed)

America’s First National Monument

Devils Tower rises 1267 feet above the Belle Fourche River.  Once hidden, erosion has revealed Devils Tower.  This 1347 acre park is covered with pine forests, woodlands, and grasslands. Deer, prairie dogs, and other wildlife are seen.  President Theodore Roosevelt proclaimed Devils Tower the first national monument in 1906.

Also known as Bears Lodge, it is a sacred site for many American Indians.

Devil's Tower

Devil's Tower

If you’ve never been here it’s quite the sight to be seen.  It’s a very small park and pretty much the only trail to hike takes less than an hour, but it’s not that far of a drive from i-90, so it’s time well spent.

Winter comes early here, so be prepared for snow in October, which is what happened to us 10/02/2009.

Devil's Tower with moon rise

Devil's Tower with moon rise

 
 

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