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Vacation Day 35/90: Devils Tower, Wyoming

Monday, June 16, 2014

Today we are off to see Devils Tower in Moorcroft, Wyoming. My husband is a big geology fan so passing up a volcanic extrusion just wasn't going to happen! It also is a national monument so I can get my National Parks passport stamped, which is the highlight for me! Love looking through that book, seeing all the national parks, monuments, and historic sites we've been to.

Of course we'll hike today also! We are hoping to do all 7 miles of trails around the tower. We will NOT be climbing up. In June they don't allow climbing as a gesture of respect to Native Americans who believe it is sacred site. Ha, if we were REALLY respectful climbing wouldn't be allowed at all!

Tomorrow we are off to Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado. Ten days of NO electricity, NO water, NO shower houses and of course, NO internet. So I'll be out of touch....

We have a half marathon in Estes Park on Sunday, and we plan to do a lot of scenic drives and hiking while we are there. Later, Sparkfriends!
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MYTHMYTH 6/16/2014 5:42PM

    Estes Park is beautiful! I'm sure you will have a wonderful time

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KENDRACARROLL 6/16/2014 3:31PM

    Rocky Mountain National Park is awesome! Enjoy.
Going off the grid completely should be an interesting experience.
You'll definitely be roughing it.
Looking forward to hearing about THAT experience :)

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AJDOVER1 6/16/2014 3:14PM

    sounds wonderful!
Enjoy every minute of your adventures. Thanks for sharing them with us!

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CINDYSDAY 6/16/2014 3:04PM

    have a great and safe time!

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DRADDIE 6/16/2014 10:49AM

    I love that you have all these half marathons planned on your vacation! Again, so impressed! I loved DEvil's Tower when I went there..I love all the stories behind it too! Enjoy!!

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NANCY- 6/16/2014 10:08AM

    No water after doing a half marathon??? Yikes.
Doing all that does give you perspective. (does that me no flush toilets? )

I agree with you about the climbing. Oft there still is too little respect given to others.

Enjoy being unplugged.

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MEADSBAY 6/16/2014 10:01AM

    What an amazing trip you are on!
How wonderful that you are both fit enough to do such a thing later in life.
Many people deny themselves the opportunity by not keeping themselves healthy.
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KANOE10 6/16/2014 8:53AM

    How exciting that you got another national park stamped! I am impressed that you will stay in a place with no water, no electricity, no shower houses, and no internet. That will be an adventure. Good luck on that half marathon. You are truely enjoying your travels and getting lots of hikes in! Someday when I retire I would like to do do hiking trips with my husband as well.

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