Friday, May 22

Devils Tower Hike

Today's hike was a tad over four miles. We hiked from our campsite to the Visitor Center on the South Side Trail and then did the Tower Trail which loops around the base of the Tower. Some pretty impressive views - up at the 857 foot tall Tower, and down over the river valley 1267 feet below the trail. Nearly 5000 climbers from around the world climb Devils Tower each year - today we saw about a dozen doing their thing.

 

Don out front

 

Here is the best picture we managed to get of some climbers (four are in this picture). It's a little blurred because of the magnification necessary - they where at about the halfway point on their climb.

 

 

NOTE: If you go to the MapShare page and use the slider on the map to zoom way in, you can see today's hike.