Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Timeshare Travel #TravelTuesday Photo – Devils Tower

Devils Tower National Monument, Wyoming, submitted by Laurie Nightingale, Oklahoma.

“Devils Tower rises above the surrounding grassland and Ponderosa pine forests like a rocky sentinel.” – National Park Service

Also known by the Lakota as “Bear Lodge,” by the Arapaho as “Brown Buffalo Horn,” and by the Cheyenne as “Bear’s Tipi,” the name Devils Tower was created by an expedition in 1873 from a misinterpretation of “Bear’s Lodge” to mean “Bad God’s Lodge.”

It was officially designated a National Monument in 1906 by President Theodore Roosevelt.

The National Monument gained popularity when used as a centerpiece in Steven Spielberg's 1977 film Close Encounters of the Third Kind.

Hundreds of parallel cracks make Devils Tower one of the finest traditional crack climbing areas in North America.

From the Grand Tetons to Yellowstone National Park to Mount Rushmore, and Devils Tower along the way, your summer vacation to the West can be comfortable, fun and budget-friendly when you stay in timeshare rentals.

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