Friday, September 12, 2014

Saturday Snapshot - September 13

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My last post was about our visit to Little Bighorn Battlefield.  After we left there, we headed towards the Black Hills of South Dakota.  However, we decided to take a little side trip to Devil's Tower in North Eastern Wyoming.

I had never been here before, which is amazing since this is just the sort of attraction my father likes.  He is very much a "look and get back in the car" traveler.  I kid you not when I say that is how we experienced the Grand Canyon.  We drove there, here took us to a look out, we looked out, and he told us to get back in the car and we left.  Needless to say, I'll be making a return trip to the Grand Canyon sometime soon.

Back to Devil's Tower.  It is actually the first National Monument in the National Parks service.  It is one of those amazing things you have to see in person to really appreciate.  You can see it without actually going into the park, but we did go in (along with about 5 tour buses! Ugh!).  It is a haven for rock climbers and we ran into a couple of them coming down from a day on the rock.  It seemed 10 hours round trip is sort of the average for climbers, but the record is someone climbing it in 18 minutes!  Yikes!

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