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Travel Bug Dog Tag Travel-Devils Tower TB06b

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Wednesday, 17 August 2016
Texas, United States
Recently Spotted:
In the hands of Cwal06193.

This is not collectible.

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Please drop this item in rural OR Premium Member Only caches.  Do not place it in an urban cache or abandon it at a caching event.  Transport the bug in the original plastic bag for as long as the bag lasts; the bag keeps the trackable clean, preserves the tracking number and prevents tangling with other items.  Otherwise, take the travel bug anywhere you wish.  No permission is needed to leave the U.S.

Photos in the travel bug logs are appreciated.  I will be re-post them here, where they can be seen by other cachers.

About This Item

In the fall of 2015 my wife and I made a trip from Texas up through Wyoming, Montana, Alberta and British Columbia.  I am always on the lookout for something to convert into a travel bug.  This is one such item.

Devils Tower is an igneous intrusion or laccolith.  The oval-shaped mesa around the Tower suggests the old volcano's shape.   The area is part of the Black Hills, near Hulett and Sundance in Crook County, northeastern Wyoming.   It rises dramatically 1,267 feet above the surrounding terrain.  Devils Tower was the first declared United States National Monument, established on September 24, 1906, by President Theodore Roosevelt.  In recent years, about 1% of the Monument's 400,000 annual visitors climbed Devils Tower, mostly using traditional climbing techniques.

The name Devil's Tower originated in 1875 during an expedition led by Col. Richard Irving Dodge when his interpreter misinterpreted the name to mean Bad God's Tower, which then became Devil's Tower. All information signs in that area use the name "Devils Tower", following a geographic naming standard whereby the apostrophe is eliminated.

There are several legends among native American tribes about the Devils Tower; the beginnings of the stories vary (adventurous boys, silly girls, lost children) but they all end with a giant bear leaving claw marks on the tower.  It is actually lava rock that cooled and remained in place while the surrounding and overlying rock eroded away.

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Tracking History (876.5mi) View Map

Retrieve It from a Cache 05/13/2017 Cwal06193 retrieved it from Mountain Park Texas   Visit Log

On a trip here to move my Aunt back to Central Mississippi. I will be dropping it when I get home. Was hoping the dolly was here but wasn't. Thanks for a cool find

Dropped Off 05/03/2017 jaylous1 placed it in Mountain Park Texas - 254.74 miles  Visit Log
  • Mountain Park cemetery
Visited 04/14/2017 jaylous1 took it to The Second-Largest Canyon in the United States Texas - 1.88 miles  Visit Log
  • Palo Duro Canyon,TX
Visited 04/13/2017 jaylous1 took it to Red Star Ridge Texas - 117.87 miles  Visit Log
  • view from Red star ridge A Hoodoo at Palo Duro canyon
Visited 04/12/2017 jaylous1 took it to St. John's Lutheran Texas - 46.75 miles  Visit Log
Visited 04/12/2017 jaylous1 took it to Cowboy rock Oklahoma - 100.49 miles  Visit Log
  •  OLD TIMER rock-1882 carved in it
Visited 04/12/2017 jaylous1 took it to Troll Paradise II Texas - 161.91 miles  Visit Log
Retrieve It from a Cache 04/08/2017 jaylous1 retrieved it from 83 Aspermont N (Stonewall Co, p 43 DeL) Texas   Visit Log

tfttb & history. it's on my bucket list to see

Dropped Off 02/24/2017 shellbadger placed it in 83 Aspermont N (Stonewall Co, p 43 DeL) Texas - 72 miles  Visit Log
Visited 08/31/2016 shellbadger took it to 211 Railroad Crossing (Garza Co, p 42 DeL) Texas - 29.56 miles  Visit Log
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