The Warrior Trail and Devil's Tower

Trip Start Nov 15, 2011
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Trip End Nov 14, 2012


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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Today our route took us along the Warrior Trail which runs from Crow's Agency to Belle Fourche, South Dakota. Between 1865 and 1877, as Indian tribes tried to retain their lands and culture, and the US Army strove to enforce an edict from Washington DC, many battles of great historical significance occurred along this corridor.  We drove through the beautiful terrain of the North Cheyenne Indian Reservation, created by the Wolf Mountains, then through the Custer National Forest. It was lovely.

We stopped at Broadus Visitor Center for a break, and to read the many information signs that are to be found throughout this country.  The signs give information about geographical features, about historical events and peoples, and explain why towns are situated in particular places.  We are learning so much.

At Alzada we turned south into Wyoming.  The scenery seemed to change almost as soon as we crossed the state line, and looked much greener.  At Hulett the rock formations are very red, and are also mixed with yellow sandstone.  Soon we spotted the Devil's Tower over the treetops.  The tower stands 865 feet high and is actually the core of a volcano exposed after millions of years of erosion by the Belle Fourche River and the weather.  The best views were definitely from a distance.

We are camped in Sundance, and yes, the Sundance Kid did get his name here.  The town lies at the foot of the Sundance Mountain in the Black Hills of Wyoming where the Indians held their sacred Sun Dance Ceremonies.

There are only six of us camped here.  It is very quiet and we have enjoyed the afternoon sitting in the sunshine.  Cliff is birdwatching again.  He has seen a bluebird, but it refuses to sit still long enough for a photo.
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Brent on

I sure hope you get a chance to visit Flaming Gorge in Wyoming - it is spectacular.

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