Sunrise on Devils Tower....

Sunrise on Devils Tower. Taken by jwclimbs on May 31, 2004

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Deb

Deb - Jun 4, 2004 12:33 am - Voted 10/10

Stark Beauty

Very nice photo, Devil's Tower really sparks interest - how in the world was that thing formed?!

jwclimbs

jwclimbs - Jun 4, 2004 12:52 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Stark Beauty

Devils Tower is all that is left of a volcano that almost erupted millions of years ago. The rock itself is a lava insertion that rose to the surface and never went any further. When it did this, the drastic temperature differential cooled the lava, turned it to stone and caused the cracks and prominent columns we see today. Over the years, the huge mountain/volcano gave way to erosion and the hearty core remained in tact - hence Devils Tower!. (I only know this because I just got back from my trip and read about it while there.)

-JW

Brian Jenkins

Brian Jenkins - Jun 4, 2004 12:57 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Stark Beauty

That's just crazy talk. It's really the remnants of the world's tallest tree stump that was petrified long ago when giants walked the earth. A huge cat scratched the sides and that is why it is scarred like that.



There. Now doesn't that make much more sense than your silly volcano and erosion story? ;- )

Alex Wood

Alex Wood - Aug 18, 2008 10:41 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Stark Beauty

I think I'll go with Brian Jenkins on that one ;)

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