First view from the highway leading to Devils Tower. DT is an igneous plug from a volcano 40 million yrs ago. It was not visible until the overlying sedimentary rock was eroded away. Teddy Roosevelt named DT as the 1st National Monument in 1906.
I pulled off the road as I got closer to DT for this shot. DT became visible as the Belle Fourche River Valley started eroding away. DT is igneous rock, much harder than the surrounding countryside.
Entrance to Devils Tower NM. Leaves just starting to change color, early Oct.
Leaves are just starting to change color at this elevation, DT is famous for attracting rock climbers from around the world.
The Ranger was chatting with some climbers. Skilled rock climbers tackle DT almost everyday according to the Park Ranger.
View from the Tower Trail that goes wraps around the base of DT.
The Ranger Station at DT. The smallest and least impressive one I saw on this trip.
I stopped on my way out and took this one. Shows sign, fee station and area just outside the park. There are stores, camping outside the park.
Entrance Sign to Yellowstone. Many people take selfies when they get to the YNP sign.
Some of the burn areas close to the East Entrance.
Dead trees around Yellowstone Lake.
Millions of dead trees killed by disease or fire, East Entrance area.
Jenny Lake. Fall colors are really starting to show, early Oct.
Fall comes to Jackson Lake.
Clouds over Tetons. I wasn't the only one that pulled off to get a photo of these clouds.
Buffalo crossing the road about 10 miles from Jackson.
I took this from the van, he was way too close to get out.
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