Thursday, March 05, 2009

Devil's Tower, Wyoming 2

images from Devil's Tower National Monument, WY

red light of stone and sun
breaking the prow of the hills—
rust as old as time

My last major stop of this five week road trip out West and back. I started this trip at the Tower, now I end it here as well, looping back towards home.

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Blogger Glenn Ingersoll said...

Devil's Tower? Can't God take responsibility once in awhile?

9:39 PM  
Blogger Art Durkee said...

Well, you know how it is. The Xian missionaries meet the local Indian tribes, who tell them about their spirit places, where they connect with the Great Spirit. Spirit Tower, Spirit Lake, etc. And so the Xian missionaries when they make the maps label them as Devil's Tower, Devil's Lake . . . . etc.

The problem is that people don't take responsibility, regardless of whatever God does or doesn't do.

10:07 PM  
Blogger The lady in Red said...

Nice blog!

7:19 PM  
Blogger Art Durkee said...


9:50 AM  
Blogger Dave King said...

Easy to see how it got its name> What a great place!

6:09 AM  
Blogger Art Durkee said...

Thanks, Dave.

There's a water station near the foot of the tower, at the ranger station. It's there for the hikers and stands near the foot of the trails. It's a deep well that taps into the local groundwater, and it's got some of the sweetest cold water I've ever tasted.

8:56 AM  

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