Although Zoey had been on a road trip to and from North Dakota in April, this week she had her first road trip as a part time RV traveler. Our first day only took us 130 or so miles to Devil’s Tower Wyoming. As much as we have been in this area this is one sight we had yet to see. We were impressed by a few things. First was the amount of traffic there was to get into the park. The line to get in had to be about ¾ of a mile long taking us a good 30 minutes of inching our truck up to the pay station. This is where we had our first opportunity to use Barb’s newly acquired Lifetime Senior National Park Pass! No more $80 each year for the annual pass, as long as we don’t lose this one we are set for life!
The second thing that impressed us was the reason we came here. We had seen numerous pictures of Devil’s Tower over the years but none of them matched the beauty of the real thing.
We stayed right in the park, only $10 with the pass. As busy as the roads were, we were surprised to see that the campground was only about 1/2 full. By the time the sunset however, the park was full.
|North Cove in the Bighorn National Forest|
|Some early muzzleloaders from the late 1800's|
|A flintlock firing mechanism|
|This young elk made an appearance at our campground|
|Lava field meeting the trees in the distance|
|Barb heading into the abyss.|