Days Inn Gillette
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- Continental Breakfast
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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... We had lunch at the Rushmore restaurant (i even had vegetables - take that mum!!), before walking around the area and heading back to the bus for our next stop.
The third place we visited today was Bear Country, a drive through wildlife park in South Dakota. Not only is it hom to mountain goats, reindeer, and big horn sheep just to name a few, but it also home to the biggest private collection of black bears. What was even cooler ...
... the craziness of Yellowstone, free of crowds, tourist buses, coffee shops, and mosquitoes, and it's just lovely. There are about 50 tents and campervans dotted about the grassy campsite, and the first thing we noticed was that we no longer have bear proof rubbish bins. Amongst all this peaceful communing with nature, however, we were a little surprised to see the prominent sign on the ladies toilets banning guns from being carried inside. I've heard of protecting your virtue, but really ...
... sign, 'You are entering Crow country'.
Driving on without stopping anywhere here, I was getting closer to Wyoming all the time... and I had to stop and snap this:
And then I was entering Wyoming:
Those distant mountains had been in view often and for long periods, at one point they stretched right across my horizon. At the north-western ...
... our time. Some technical info for you –
- Over millions of years, erosion of the sedimentary rock exposed Devils Tower
- The tower rises 867 feet from its base, stands 1,267 feet above the river and 5,112 feet above sea level
- The area of its teardrop-shaped top is 1.5 acres
- The diameter of its base if 1,000 feet
We got back into the car and then ...
... rolled in and we had rain pretty much continuously for the rest of the day. That didn't stop us from driving down the beautiful Spearfish Canyon, jumping out of the car to see Roughlock and Bridal Veil falls, and driving remote Wyoming roads all the way to Devils Tower. We stopped alongside the road and took some great pictures of Devils tower (a bizarre, really tall lava plug mountain that local Indians view as sacred and ...