Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Devil's Tower

Devil's Tower.

Look at us, we're so tall!

You can get a good sense of the boulder field from here.  Braver climbers brought gear and went all the way to the top!
Caleb stood on the rock whick looks over a valley so full of prairie dogs it resembles a good game of "Whack a Mole".  As we were taking a picture, he kept inching back to the sheer drop off behind him.  I nearly had a heart attack.

Totally and completely adorable.

Now that kids are back in school, I can finish blogging about vacation...from a month ago.

Devil's Tower was excellent!  Particularly because we could climb ALL over it, unlike Mt. Rushmore.  I highly reccomend going and enjoying it.  We had a great time climbing on the boulder field at the base of the tower, but I seemed to miss the sign that said we had to turn back, so I ended up all the way at the top of the boulder field.   Oops.  Nathaniel came most of the way with me, but sensibly decided it was way too windy and he didn't want to get blown off the boulders.

The whole family did a hike around the base of the tower while the boys filled out their field guides to earn their Junior Park Ranger titles.  (The very handsome Park Ranger, also had to interview the boys about what they saw on their hike.)

1 comment:

Julianne said...

Hey Emelia! Thanks for your comment on my jeans-dilemma post. I really did appreciate it.

And your Devil's Tower hiking looks like fun! Perhaps I'll get in shape one day enough to do it without dying. Perhaps...