On our second and third days at Devils Tower we hiked a total of 8 km on the longer trails, which gave us some new views of the mountain.
All we could hear was the wind in the pines and bird song – such a peaceful place.
There were dozens of trees knocked down in yesterday’s thunderstorm and several blocked the trail so we had to climb over or go around lots of massive tree trunks.
We found a shallow cave near the trail, carved by rainwater over the centuries.
We were lucky to catch a glimpse of the native inhabitants here and there, as these photos show.
This is the view of our campground from the mountain trail.
The river beside the campground obviously was high and running fast.
We very much enjoyed our few days at Devils Tower and recommend it highly to everyone passing that way. The next day we packed up and headed west a few hours towards the town of Buffalo, Wyoming.