Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Devils Tower

The next day, after a great lunch in Spearfish with some of Bryce's family there, we decided to take a side trip to see Devil’s Tower.  This is one of the most bizarre things we’ve seen on our trip!  It’s a volcanic formation that rises 867 feet above its base and, while there are three working theories on to how it got there, we do know that it is an igneous intrusion.

The Shawnee have a legend of the vertical fissures being made from a giant bear trying to get a girl on the top.  

While we walked the trail around the base of Devil’s Tower, we got to see a number of people climbing the formation!

Beautiful Native American prayer flags were also around the trail.

Next stop... Theodore Roosevelt National Park

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