April 28, 2010

Petrified Forest of the Black Hills & Sturgis, South Dakota

Our ultimate destination today was Devil's Tower National Monument in Wyoming.

Along the way, we detoured to The Petrified Forest of the Black Hills.

The tour is a self-guided walking tour through centuries-old trees.
Here are two old stumps. One weighs 9,000 pounds, while the other weighs 175 pounds. Can you guess which is which?

This log got broke.

Sitting on an old petrified log is not recommended for long periods of time.
This is the longest log in the forest. It also got broke.
This "Winter Wood Pile" contains over 900 pieces of petrified wood.
Next up was the location of the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.
Sturgis is extremely quiet in late April.
The infamous Full Throttle Saloon waits for this year's rally.
Tru TV films daily during the 9 day celebration when 70,000 bikers converge on the city.
For more pictures, click here pictures 1-41.

To be continued...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Sweet!

I am going to the petrified forrest some day.

This year is pretty full.

-sean