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We left Mammoth Hot Springs early in the morning. The original intent was to drive out through the Lamar Valley but it had been snowing for several days in the mountains so we decided to drive north to the freeway.

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Our goal was to make it to Rapid City with a stop at Devils Tower National Monument. We finally made it to Devils Tower late in the day.

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We drove around a bit then stopped and hiked the trail around the tower.

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We noticed there were quite a few blackened trees in the area. Apparently a year ago they held a controlled burn at the Monument.

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If you look closely on the left side of the wall you can see some Native American prayer clothes. Devils Tower is a sacred site to Native Americans.

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Here sunlight streams through the trees late in the day.Devils-Tower-National-Monument-14-10-_0752

Of course we couldn’t ignore the Prairie Dogs we found as we were leaving the Monument.

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More photos from Devils Tower can be found on my website.

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