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Wyoming Question Mark

 

All I know for sure is that today is January 3, 2016 and I took these pictures on Wednesday September 19, 2015.

I think it’s Wyoming. There are cattle and straight highways.

We left Eastern Washington Tuesday night and then drove to Missoula to stay at the Quality Inn before heading East and than South.

Could be Wyoming? | Michelle Felt

Before the sun set we passed a lot of cows.

Could be Wyoming? | Michelle Felt

I always feel happy to see them until I realize their future. But then happy that most of their day is like this versus a stockyard.

Could be Wyoming? | Michelle Felt

Cool diagonal clouds.

Could be Wyoming? | Michelle Felt

Nice straight flat roads that are void of traffic, but not as boring as Nebraska.

Could be Wyoming? | Michelle Felt

Could be Wyoming? | Michelle Felt

The sun is sneaking away leaving us to imagine we’re in a Western with really fast horses.

Could be Wyoming? | Michelle Felt

Good night Wyoming question mark. xx

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Devils Tower

Devils Tower | Michelle FeltThe thimble-shaped ‘cliff face’ looms over the Wyoming landscape and can be seen for miles in all directions.

Jeremy and I had several conversations supposing how it came to be.

Devils Tower | Michelle Felt

Turns out it was magma that rose through existing sedimentary layers.

It was my first time here and Jeremy’s first since he was a kid.

We walked the ~ mile around the tower so I have a comprehensive 360 degree photo tour appreciating all the angles.

Devils Tower | Michelle Felt

I think this string is prayer related. I saw few throughout the walk.

Devils Tower | Michelle Felt

Just some editing fun.

 

I love dark shadowed trees in the forefront and with sky/light/sunsets behind. I tried painting a memory of this from the Oregon coast, it turned out okay.

Jeremy climbing rocks. I wanted to, but also had my really good camera, so opted out.

Devils Tower | Michelle Felt

I love looking at and observing tree growth. It is absolutely amazing and unfathomable how long some trees have been here. I still haven’t found a source that explains tree biology in layman’s terms. Minute Physics, can you take care of this? k thanks.

Devils Tower | Michelle Felt

More tree.

Devils Tower | Michelle Felt

Devils Tower offers several impressive view points.

Devils Tower | Michelle Felt

Lush valleys with water sources, coverage, and ample light.

Devils Tower | Michelle Felt

As the magma cooled, hexagonal (and sometimes 4-, 5-, and 7-sided) columns formed. As the rock continued to cool, the vertical columns shrank in cross-section (horizontally) and cracks began to occur at 120 degree angles, generally forming compact 6-sided columns. [source]

Devils Tower | Michelle Felt

While we were there we saw 4-5 people climbing the side closest to the trailhead. According to Wikipedia only 1% of Devils Tower’s visitors climb the protruding rock face.

It was a beautiful day and hike around the formation. A nice couple thousand steps were added to our fitbits before getting back in the car and driving several more hours south.

For more history/knowledge/folklore on Devils Tower.

xx