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Travel Bug Dog Tag Travel-Devils Tower TB04

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Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Texas, United States
Recently Spotted:
In SandToad's Pathway to Purgatory

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Current GOAL

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 (15385.4mi) View Map

Dropped Off 6/29/2017 GhostlyImage placed it in SandToad's Pathway to Purgatory New Mexico - 74.28 miles  Visit Log
Write note 6/29/2017 GhostlyImage posted a note for it   Visit Log

Dropping this baby in purgatory. Thought it might enjoy the trip. Have fun, little TB!

Retrieve It from a Cache 6/18/2017 GhostlyImage retrieved it from Hwy 54 TB Hotel New Mexico   Visit Log

What a unique Travel Bug! Wish I could go to half the places it has visited. Thanks for sharing it

Dropped Off 6/15/2017 Unit312J placed it in Hwy 54 TB Hotel New Mexico - 643.54 miles  Visit Log

Off you go

Visited 6/6/2017 Unit312J took it to It's not where you think it is! California - 5,719.72 miles  Visit Log
Visited 5/24/2017 Unit312J took it to Der Römerbrunnen Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany - 330.09 miles  Visit Log
Visited 5/20/2017 Unit312J took it to FBPT C007 Fred Bull🐂CITO🚮2012♻️ Tirol, Austria - 49.29 miles  Visit Log
Visited 5/17/2017 Unit312J took it to TB-Hotel Heiligenblut - "Foaman Glockna?" Kärnten, Austria - 147.3 miles  Visit Log
Write note 5/16/2017 Unit312J posted a note for it   Visit Log

In front of the Festung began in 1077. It's never been conquered and it sits beautifully over the historic Old City of Salzburg, Austria!

  • The incomparable Salzburg, Austria
Visited 5/15/2017 Unit312J took it to Geburtstagscache für Mandylady Vorarlberg, Austria - 56.71 miles  Visit Log
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