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Day 8 - from South Dakota to Wyoming

  • Posted July 27, 2007 by Justsuz Viewed 297 times

Today we toured Mount Moriah Cemetery where Wild Bill Hickock and Calamity Jane are buried before we left Deadwood, driving west into Wyoming. When we stopped to see Devils Tower. It was rainy and it was shrouded in mist, really making it seem otherwordly, or rather like a movie set. We hiked part way around it and the rain and mist began to clear. We spent the rest of the day driving across Wyoming. When we got outside Grand Teton National Park,we encountered road construction on the only road around (and it was a major highway) - all gravel (no actual road), explosives, boulders blocking it, 1 1/2 hour delays - nothing like road construction we're used to on the east coast!

Mt. Moriah Cemetery in Deadwood, SD

Wild Bill Hickock's grave

Calamity Jane's grave

Entering Wyoming

First look at Devils Tower, shrouded in mist.

Devils Tower

The rain and mist are clearing as we are ready to leave.

Wide open Wyoming roads

Oil drilling

Sagebrush covered hills

Tensleep Canyon in the Bighorn Mountains

Wind River Canyon

Wind River Canyon

Road construction - not sure exactly where the highway is…and our windshield is filthy.

Highway closed for 1 1/2 hours - Wyoming traffic jam

Boulders on the road after the explosion.

Boulders moved enough to let us pass by finally…

First view of the Grand Tetons.

Elk grazing at dusk in the Tetons.

Sunset in the Tetons

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