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.
An accidental and perfect summation of our Rushmore experience.
The lesser known potential ranch escapee.
Prairie dog town near Devil’s Tower National Monument.
ALAN! ALAN! ALAN!
We disturbed this little guy sleeping in the path around Prairie Dog Town.
Hard to catch these little guys sitting still. They have racing stripes, after all.
The quintessential coyote trap!
Prickly pear in the pines on the trail to the base of Devil’s Tower.
Forested view of Devil’s Tower.
I’m a sucker for a gnarly looking tree.
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.
We’ve got “selfies” and “ussies”. I tend to think of “ussies” taken from this angle as “nosies”. You do the math.
Another view from the base of the tower.
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.
Mule deer doe grazing below us as we wended our way down from the tower.
The morning view from our campsite on the Belle Fourche on the day we departed Devil’s Tower. Monumental morning. Hee hee!
Burrow owl doing its comical squatting maneuver.
Burrow owl is not amused.