Monday, September 24, 2007
The legend says that bears made the "scratches" in the side of the Tower, but it looks volcanic to us. I think we were lucky to have driven up to it when we did...just before sunset, when the light was just right. The boys went off to climb the base (there is a painted line above which one may not climb without gear). It was much more forested than I expected. If you look very carefully, or with binoculars, you can see hawks, vultures or eagles--I'm not sure which from the photo--flying around the top.
I hope you can see the difference the light makes in these photos!