Sundance Mt. HideAway
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... is quite sight. Apparently opinions on its formations vary, but the most accepted is that it was an section of magma made its way there through a weak spot, but didn't erupt. The surrounding clay speaks weathered away leaving the tower. The Native American story is that it grew to protect some children from a bear, and that the rough edges are due to the claw marks as the bear tried to get at them. We went for a walk round the edge of the ...
... to have trouble stand, watch another climber, appear to start climbing, then sit down. We watch for about 30 minutes, but no one takes another step. The sun has gone behind the clouds and the wind picks up, so we have to move on. We continue our walk to see yet another group of climbers on another wall. Seven of them move fairly quickly up the wall. The sun returns and warms up the rock face and us. We look out across the plains to see the grasses, the red spearfish ...
... me feel cheerier knowing there was someone out there (right across the street actually), that was possibly just a bit below us on the scale of not-so-smart people. Tank full of gas yet still sans lunch, we were out of Billings before we knew it and slightly moodier for having been (or perhaps that was just me). Luckily the car was full of snacks and we were able to keep going without food for the rest of the day, thoughts of a tasty ...
... for our destination.
We were on our
way to Wyoming and were going to stop off and have a look at Devils Tower. For all those movie fans, and that includes
Margaret and myself, of Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Devils Tower is the
mountain used in the film.
I talk about
Mother Nature throwing white stuff, but oh my, doesn't she know how to throw it
in all the right places. Her work ...
... describes two girls that were being chased by a bear. In an attempt to escape, the girls climbed onto a rock, and prayed to the Great Spirit to save them. Hearing their prayers, the Great Spirit made the rock rise towards the sky so that the girls were out of reach from the bear. The bear tried to climb the rock, leaving deep claw marks in the sides of the rock. And when the girls reached the sky, they were turned into stars. They can now be seen in ...