Monday, September 25, 2017

Devils Tower - Wyoming

Over Labor Day we made a quick trip up to my In Laws place - and they willingly took us out to Devils Tower.   We have been before, but we think it may have been in the last century..... 

Did you knowDevils Tower was declared the first United States National Monument in 1906 by President Theodore Roosevelt.

We had a blast - 4 of us hiked all the way around the monument, and I think between us, there may have been over a gazillion photos taken!

When we went the fires in Wyoming and Montana were pretty bad, and the smoke made it difficult to see, as well as breathe.

But! We had a great time anyways

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Black and white
and the same ( well almost the same) in Color.

That blue sky was much easier to see up close to the monument

But it smelled like a campfire

The sunset was pretty cool though with the smoke

And my attempt's at a Panorama or two

The next day we went golfing, and the smoke was getting so bad, a fire just to the north of us was up to 90,000 acres, and we were praying for rain.   I don't get to watch too much TV, but I sure hope this wet weather has slowed and even put out some of the fires.

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Quiltdivajulie said...

Your photography is simply awesome.

Terri said...

My hubby and I were there in 1995, and we hiked around the base, too. It was a beautiful and hot day, and we enjoyed the experience. The crystals that make up the mountain come from a volcanic eruption that bulged up, and cooled before being eroded by rain and wind. Makes it even more special. Thanks for reminding me, a very happy memory.

Tom said... this is a 'beaut' of a butte! Sadly, polluted air makes for some great sunsets! Thanks for visiting my blog.

Powell River Books said...

This image will never be the same after watching Close Encounters. - Margy

GranChris said...

As a child this was my son's favorite spot.

Lady Fi said...

Wow - what amazing scenery. Such a shame about the smoke and fires.

Neta in NE said...

I've been there and isn't it an awesome place? Kind of just jumps right out of the landscape? I'm a Nebraska girl but Wyoming holds many special memories! Met my first hubby not far from there! Hugs! Neta in NE

Linda W. said...

Ahh...I grew up in Rapid City, about an hour and a half drive away. Been there many times and it's always a spectacular sight! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Photo Cache said...

Bucket list for sure.

Worth a Thousand Words

Felicia said...

Yes soooooo sad about the fires. Your images are gorgeous though. Devils Tower is so majestic.

elizabeth said...

You just awakened a vague memory of visiting this place the summer I turned six! Thanks!

likeschocolate said...

So sad about all of the fires this summer! So much destruction. Love the last photo! They are all beautiful though and very cool.

Kate said...

What a cool place to visit. Wonderful photos.