Photo of the Day – Devil’s Tower

Devil's Tower - Wyoming

This crazy laccolith was a “must-see” as both my father and boyfriend recommended.

So on the way home last summer from my summer camping adventure I decided to take the small detour off the I-90 to view this national monument which was knee deep with porcupines and prairie dogs.

It’s quite awe inspiring to see this geological formation rise straight up in an otherwise flat area.

The legend of the tower is quite neat as well. According to natives in the area, two girls were playing near the site and a grizzly bear began to chase them. The girls climbed onto a rock and prayed to their god to save them. The god answered by raising the rock skyward away from the threatening bear.

Neat! And definitely glad I took the time to check it out on my way home.

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6 thoughts on “Photo of the Day – Devil’s Tower

  1. The tale i heard is that there were 7 sisters and it was their brother, who had turned into a bear, that was chasing them. The stump rose, the bear clawed the sides that today still mark the tower, and the sisters rose into the sky and you can still see them there today as the Pleaides. Again you bring back memories of places I’ve wandered.

    • That’s a good story too! Can’t wait to go back there. I love Wyoming – the star-gazing is so much better than in Toronto, or even the small town where I grew up.

  2. Hi,
    It is unreal they way it has formed, very unusual. Of course the first thing I thought of when I saw your picture was the movie “Close Encounters of the Third Kind”, as the Devils Tower was the main feature right throughout the movie. 🙂

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