Picture Pages – Volume 1

For when there isn’t much to report, but there are cool things to look at… This covers random shots from our departure of SageRidge until the afternoon of our first full day at Windrose.

RushAWAY

An accidental and perfect summation of our Rushmore experience.

The lesser known potential ranch escapee.

The lesser known potential ranch escapee.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prairie dog town near Devil's Tower National Monument.

Prairie dog town near Devil’s Tower National Monument.

ALAN! ALAN! ALAN!

ALAN! ALAN! ALAN!

 

 

 

 

 

 

We disturbed this little guy sleeping in the path around Prairie Dog Town.

Hard to Catch

Hard to catch these little guys sitting still. They have racing stripes, after all.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CoyoteTrap

The quintessential coyote trap!

Prickly pear in the pines on the trail to the base of Devil's Tower.

Prickly pear in the pines on the trail to the base of Devil’s Tower.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DT Forest

Forested view of Devil’s Tower.

Gnarly

I’m a sucker for a gnarly looking tree.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Action Squatting

Lance attempting unsuccessfully to view the “ladder” used for the first 350 feet of the first ascent of Devil’s Tower.

Evening light and texture.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nosey

We’ve got “selfies” and “ussies”. I tend to think of “ussies” taken from this angle as “nosies”. You do the math.

Side View

Another view from the base of the tower.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trail Down

Trail down from the tower in the evening light.

View of the Belle Fourche River and valley from the Devil's Tower trail. So lovely.

View of the Belle Fourche River and valley from the Devil’s Tower trail. So lovely.

Mule Deer

Mule deer doe grazing below us as we wended our way down from the tower.

View from Camp

The morning view from our campsite on the Belle Fourche on the day we departed Devil’s Tower. Monumental morning. Hee hee!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Burrow Owl 2

Burrow owl doing its comical squatting maneuver.

Burrow Owl 1

Burrow owl is not amused.

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