2011-06-03 Devil's Tower
We only drove 91 miles today, but fought strong head winds all the way. We'll be lucky if we got 6 mpg. We landed at Keyhole State Park just north of I-90 and about 22 miles due south of Devil's Tower National Monument in Wyoming. After getting set up and unhitched, we headed out to Devil's Tower.
Devil's Tower is the country's first National Monument established by Teddy Roosevelt. It is also a sacred place for spiritual ceremonies for several tribes of Native Americans. DT was also featured in the 1970's movie, A Close Encounter of the Third Kind. It is a very impressive monolith standing 867 feet above the surrounding valley. The top is about as big as football field. Rock climbers come from all over the world to climb its imposing sides.
Back at the campground the wind had settled down to a gentle breeze and we were able to get a good night's rest.