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Jun 12, 2015 - Devils Tower National Monument

We left Ellsworth AFB this morning and drove a whopping 3.5 hours to Devils Tower National Monument. Rising 1267 feet above the surrounding terrain, Devils Tower is an imposing monolith on the countryside. Used as a backdrop in the movie, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, it is America's first national monument. It was given this designation in 1906 by President Theodore Roosevelt. Paula and I stayed in the campground (dry camping with no hookups). It was almost in the shadows of the tower. We hiked from the campsite to the vistor's...

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Oct 3, 2014 - Devils Tower, WY

We had an incident of road kill revenge on the way to Devil's Tower. What little remained of the unfortunate coyote managed to clear the RV but wound up tangled in the tow car's tow bar and front end/hood. If you believe that running over road kill would not splash blood over your car and under your car, you would be wrong. The string of guts I removed from the front of the car was ever so much worse than dissecting the frog in biology. We are at Devil's Tower KOA which borders Devil's Tower Monument as in the side of the parking lot is...

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2014 Yellowstone

Jul 18, 2014 - Devils Tower Monument

This update covers our visit to Devils Tower National Monument. Devils Tower National Monument, which looms more than 1,200 feet above Wyoming’s eastern plains and the Belle Fourche River, is a one-of-a-kind natural wonder. The flat-topped volcanic formation is found amid some of the state’s most beautiful country. We enjoyed a driving tour of many small towns in Wyoming after viewing Devils Tower. I will be putting all the towns in another update soon. Our first stop was the Devils Tower Visitor Center to learn more about the tower’s...

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Jun 15, 2014 - Devils Tower NM

Devils Tower is an igneous intrusion or laccolith in the Black Hills near Hulett and Sundance in northeastern Wyoming, above the Belle Fourche River. It rises dramatically 1,267 feet above the surrounding terrain and the summit is 5,114 feet above sea level. Devils Tower was the first declared United States National Monument, established on September 24, 1906, by President Theodore Roosevelt. The Monument's boundary encloses an area of 1,347 acres. Native American tribes including the Arapaho, Crow, Cheyenne, Kiowa, Lakota, and Shoshone...

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2014 RV Adventure

Sep 21, 2011 - 56 at Devils Tower

Well, it is my 56th Birthday and this is the view we have. Absolutely incredible. We arrived here this afternoon, set up and went out for supper. Went to a scuzzy little bar, in a scuzzy little town and had a very good steak. But boy do they know how to charge!

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Jul 14, 2011 - Devil's Tower

Hi everynoe: ******* WE headed West once again but only a three and one half hour drive through the Western DAkota landscape to the SouthEast corner of Wyoming to Devils Towe. This feature in a realitive flat region of the State is a monolith of igneous rock or a volcanic bottleneck from an ancient volcano located in the Black Hills near Hulett and Sundance in Crook County, northeastern Wyoming, above the Belle Fourche River. It rises dramatically 1,267 feet (386 m) above the surrounding terrain and the summit is 5,112 feet (1,558 m)...

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May 23, 2011 - Ellsworth AFB - Devils Tower National Monument

Today’s outing took us heading westward to see Devils Tower National Monument in the northeastern corner of Wyoming. We were feeling a bit of “cabin fever” after all the rain western South Dakota got for the last four days thus preventing any desires to get out to sightsee. So were more than ready to get out and explore. It was a really pretty drive to reach the monument that is probably not one known to most households, but millions recognize its shape from the 1977 movie “Close Encounters of the Third Kind”. We went through some small...

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Oct 7, 2010 - Devils Tower National M.

Arrived DT last evening, although I noticed there were no more trailers in the campground, it was not until I hooked up the water and turned on the facuet, that I realized that the campground was closed for the season. Luckily the electric and wireless was turned on. I am sharing the camp with lots of deer. Heading for Lewistown tomorrow morning. Remember- God won't ask about the clothes you had in your closet, He'll ask how many you helped to clothe.

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Jul 28, 2010 - "Close Encounters of the Third Kind", Wyoming

Wyoming??? again???? Yes, we went to Wyoming to see Devils Tower where most of the movie "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" was filmed. We started out from Sturgis but went the wrong way, Pauline - yet again! We do not have a digital compass or any kind of compass in the Baja. So we drove almost to Belle Fourche which is North West on Hwy 34 near Montana. It was the right scenic highway/road but the wrong direction. There are no mile signs out here that say like: Devils Tower 67 miles with an arrow pointing to the direction; Sturgis 43...

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Jul 27, 2010 - Visit to the Devils Tower NP

As we packed down in the morning we started talking to the woman in the next site. She was traveling in a pop-up alone with 3 kids. I had been thinking how brave she was. We found out that she was from Ontario, Canada, and had been visiting relatives in British Columbia and was now on her way back home. We drove to Devils Tower. As we went in the gate the Ranger told us to drive in a mile and unhitch the camper and leave it in the parking lot before driving up to the tower. A first for us, although we had seen this done in some of the...

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Jul 16, 2010 - Devils Tower NM, WY

Devils Tower NM campsites are in a large meadow below Devils Tower. We had a 360 degree view of beautiful forest, red cliff hills and the tower. We also had electrical storms every afternoon. They are spectacular, but still scary to me. We did an early morning hike to the Tower and around the base.The huge columns of rock are 600ft. in length and the tallest in the world. We were able to spot many of the rock climbers. On one side of the campground is a village of prairie dogs. They are always fascinating to watch.

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Western US 2010

Jun 15, 2010 - To Devils Tower, WY

Today we drive to Devils Tower. Today I take forty-five pictures of a big rock. Devils Tower was the first National Monument. We pull off the highway for our first view of the monument and it is impressive from afar. We check into our next campground. It is at the entrance of the National Monument. This is convenient. We head to the visitors center. I get my National Park stamp. There is no video to watch but there is a hiking trail. The trail circles the base of the tower. This is for me. Initially, the path is uphill. I am feeling the...

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