Welcome to this travel blog which is inspired by the wandering clouds effortlessly gliding through distant lands. Sometimes almost still as if watching the beauty of the earth below and at times rushing to some place far away – as if on an endless travel mission. This is where I share my observations, experiences and thoughts gathered during my travels

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Devils Tower, Wyoming

In May 2007, during a family vacation at South Dakota and Wyoming, I was stunned to see rock climbers trying to reach the top of the Devils Tower. The monolith seemed unsurmountable, yet many had successfully achieved this feat.  Standing erect, in the middle of nowhere, it is an enigmatic natural creation. Moved by the visit, I wrote a piece in The Hindu (see link below) in August 2007. I still remember the vicarious thrill of watching the climbers negotiate through the nooks and crevices, making their way to the top. Walking around the Tower, with eyes fixed on its mystical proportions, we almost stepped on a snake-but surprisingly it failed to give us a scare.


  1. Wonderful article in The Hindu. I should add Devils Tower to my list. Maybe in two years I'll be good enough to give it a try.

  2. For those who are not fully prepared, there are professional climbers/trainers/guides available to help prepare for a few days and then take you on an escorted big climb. All the best and do drop a line after you come back :)