Prior to beginning my assignment in Gillette, Wyoming, I took an excursion to Devils Tower in northeastern Wyoming. This monolith stands a little over 1,100 feet. Native American legend says that the mountain was formed when five little girls and a little boy were playing. Spontaneously, the little boy turned into a bear and started chasing the girls. The girls jumped on top of a tree stump which magically rose out of the bear's reach. The unusual texture of the mountain was caused by the bear jumping and clawing as it tried to reach the girls. Ultimately, the girls rose into the sky to form the Big Dipper.
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Some of these were shot from a trail a short distance away from the main park. I "enjoyed" being accompanied (or was it surrounded) by several rattlesnakes.
This panoramic was composed of 5 images stitched together.
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