Monday, August 28, 2017

Devil's Tower

Devils Tower is composed of igneous rock in the Bear Lodge Mountains, which is part of the Black Hills. It is in Crook County, near Hulett and Sundance in Crook County, northeastern Wyoming, above the Belle Fourche River. It is 867 feet from summit to base.

Devils Tower was declared a United States National Monument on September 24, 1906 by President Theodore Roosevelt.

About 1% of the monument's 400,000 annual visitors climbed Devils Tower, mostly using traditional climbing techniques.


 These are climbers from the day we visited. No way! Not me!

Linking to Our World Tuesday


  1. spectacular, but I would not want to climb :)

  2. Interesting mountain, impressive and spectacular !

  3. You must get a great feeling of achievement on reaching the top as well as fabulous views. But I can only speculate because I won't be doing it!

  4. Hahaha ... no way, not me, too! I don't mind simply looking up at this beautiful sight.

  5. Wife and I will be stopping there in the next few days. Thanks for the post

    1. I know you will enjoy your trip as much as we did. I Wyoming. My husband and I were married in Sundance at the Crook County Courthouse last year. If it were possible, we would be living there.

  6. ...oh, doesn't that look like fun!

  7. I can't even imagine climbing that thing. I get dizzy at the mere thought. I used to climb small mountains, really just tree-covered big bumps in the landscape...when I was young (under 16) and could climb up the steep streets of the town where we lived after that, but I no longer have the initiative or the strength, not to mention intestinal fortitude, to climb anything higher, higher, again. My bed, maybe?
    Thanks for sharing your very scary (to this old lady) photographs of the Devil's Tower and those intrepid mountaineers.
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel