Sunday, March 10, 2013

Devil's Tower Wyoming

Last month I had originally planned to visit Devil’s Tower a place I hadn’t been in 20 or so years but due to bad weather at the time I stuck around the Sheridan area. For the past 2 weeks or so I’ve kept an eye on the weather looking for a good time to go. The forecast for Saturday showed party cloudy skies with a high in the 50’s, a perfect time to go. So Saturday morning I got my gear together and headed out for a great day of exploring Devil’s Tower.

Can you spot the (2) sets of climbers in this photo? According to the park about 5000 people make the climb to the top of Devil’s Tower. 

Group 1

Group 2


Coming around the backside of the tower I came across a small herd of while-tails but I made too much noise before I noticed them so about half of them got away before I could get my camera out.


A chipmunk a little further down the trail scared the crap out of me since I was looking for more deer and not paying attention to him.

In a couple of areas the park service had been doing some clean-up of trees that had fallen in the area. Figured I’d grab a photo.


After taking the paved trail around the tower I made the short drive over to Joyner Ridge trail to grab a few more photos of the tower. I would’ve had like to hike the trail but not having snowshoes would of made it a little difficult.


Devils Tower above the tree’s

If I get a chance later in the year I’m going to try and make it back over to hike the trails and try to get some early morning and evening photo’s.

1 comment:

  1. I can't even comprehend climbing such a terrifying place! Heights terrify me beyond all reason. If you do make the hike, take tons of pictures! I'd love to see how sweaty my hands can get from the tension behind the safety behind my laptop. :) Thanks for sharing these gorgeous pics!