Why, Wyoming, of course!
Trip Start Aug 13, 2010
56Trip End Oct 14, 2010
Map your own trip!
Show trip route
Next stop was Devil's Tower National Monument in northeastern Wyoming. It’s a 1,000 foot monolithic column of rock in the middle of the prairie land with deep vertical striations. Think of a gigantic tree stump rising out of the grassland. There were a few climbers trying to scale the Tower while we were there – about 1% of visitors to the monument try to scale it each year. No word on how many make it to the summit. Seems difficult considering most of the climb would be sheer vertical rock without many ledges or breaks.
We hiked a 1.5 mile trail there, where we saw a doe and her fawn about 20 feet away from us
The drive through most of Wyoming, by the way, was incredibly desolate. A lot of ranchland, but few ranchers. It's hard to think of other places in the country that seemed as vast and isolated as the central portion of this state.