Devils Tower – Little Bighorn

After nearly a week in the vicinity of Mount Rushmore, we headed west.

Devils Tower National Monument is is an amazing formation — and an iconic backdrop for the classic movie “Close Encounters of the Third Kind”.

One of the most emotionally moving experiences on this trip was our visit to Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument.  The interpretive staff provides a clear and well-balanced account of the events that lead up to the battle, description of the battle itself, and its aftermath.  Walking on the grounds and contemplating the events generated a well-spring of melancholy.   Smoke from the fires in Idaho and western Montana obscured some of the long vistas:


Then, on to Yellowstone & Grand Teton…

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