Or any other time of year.
From the Department of Interior Twitter feeds:
“Devils Tower NM” means “National Monument,” not New Mexico. This volcano remnant stands in Wyoming.
Old friend, painter and photographer Nancy Christensen Littlefield offers a more close-up view.
And looking even closer, you spy Richard Dreyfus never-wanna-bes:
Devils Tower is the plug of an old volcano. What’s left is the magma that hardened, and what we see is left after the softer cone eroded away.
- Official site for Devils Tower National Monument
- This was the very first National Monument, proclaimed under the Antiquities Act, by President Theodore Roosevelt, in 1906. Had he visited the site, perhaps in his South Dakota cowboy days? The official notice left off the apostrophe in “Devil’s,” and that typo, “clerical error,” has never been corrected.
- How do climbers get up there?
- Time-lapse of the area at night, especially the sky against which Devils Tower stands
- Devils Tower National Monument (memoryhollow.wordpress.com)
- Devils Tower in Wyoming became America’s first National Monument today in 1906. Now WE know em (carl-leonard.com)
- Devils Tower National Monument in Wyoming (visualingual.wordpress.com)
- Geology of Devils Tower National Monument… (fox41blogs.typepad.com)
- Devils Tower Wyoming (coloradotravelingducks.com)
- Video: Jenn Fleming’s First Climb of Devils Tower (climbing.com)
- Hike Gallery – 2013-08-28 Devils Tower (4walkabout.wordpress.com)