Snow clings to the jagged sides of Devils Tower National Monument in Wyoming. This astounding geologic feature is considered sacred to the Northern Plains Indians and other tribes, who called it “Bear’s Tipi” or “Bear’s Lodge.” Hundreds of parallel cracks make it one of the finest crack climbing areas in North America. Devils Tower entices us to explore and define our place in the natural and cultural world. Photo by National Park Service.
As night falls on Devils Tower National Monument, it transforms from a place of darkness into a place of wonder. Thousands of twinkling, glittering stars dot the night sky over an astounding geologic feature that protrudes out of the rolling prairie surrounding the Black Hills. Stay for nature’s night show at Wyoming’s Devils Tower – it’s worth it! Photo courtesy of David Kingham.
04/22/17 - We hit the road on this Saturday for a nice weekend away! Before we spent the night in Niagara-on-the-Lake at the spectacular Prince of Wales hotel, we stopped to see a couple of waterfalls. First stop was Tew’s Falls in Dundas, an awesome ribbon falls in Dundas, nearly as high as the Horseshoe Falls in Niagara. Next stop was Stoney Creek to see the incredible Devil’s Punch Bowl, pictured here. The gorge overlooks a vast cityscape, and this rusty ribbon waterfall flows into the geologically fascinating “Punch Bowl”. We eventually made it to Niagara and had a great and fancy dinner before crashing.