Ascending Devils Tower

devils towerThe government shutdown may have closed national parks, but it can’t take away the spirit of some ambitious outdoor enthusiasts, like professional climber Jenn Flemming. Having achieved several first female ascents, Flemming set her sights on Devils Tower, the Wyoming National Monument made famous in the 1977 Spielberg movie Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Unfettered by hordes of people coming to gape at the stunning natural geological feature, Flemming makes her way to the top in this entertaining video proffered by the National Park Foundation, proving that you don’t need government facilities to fully enjoy your outdoor experience.


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