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But the routes can be superb, yet the season is short.

The Legend of Devil’s Gate

And so to for the good of having little time, the approach is short, but can be wet on the feet. Most of the climbing activity here seems to have gone unreported to guide book authors. So as for other lines and bolts you are on you own. The rocks are just north of WY and north of the intact old WY From Muddy Gap Three Forks jct drive 16 miles east and turn left on old WY until just next to the west side of the dome.

If coming from Casper find the same turnoff 4. During spring high water the walking stream level entrance can become unsafe at the stream crossings.

Late spring and early fall are the best times with July-Aug sometimes quite hot but the stream provides swimming. Sun Details Unknown. Know About It? Weather Averages High. Add New Photo Photo Photo copy. Sadly, oil developments in WY pervade all sense…. Rachael near the diversion canal and Zach is cr…. A look at the rock.

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Rachael staying dry during the hike into the ca…. Entrance to Devils Gate. Zach begins the redpoint of the handcart prepar…. A local map of Devils Gate.

The historical bui…. Map of Devils Gate and highway WY It is now a state park. The location, along the Snake River, was altered by the Bonneville flood catastrophe 14, years ago that dumped these rocks here. The Sweetwater River carved a narrow cleft in the granite about feet deep and 1, feet long, ten times wider at the top than at the base. The river cut through the millions of years old sediment and volcanic ash and scoured the remaining rocks as well. It was an important landmark for settlers traversing the state.

Apparently, this location was the site of several murders in the region.

Discover the Legends of Devil’s Gate — Landmark in Wyoming

But one particular legend, recorded by Matthew Field of New Orleans who traveled up the river in , tells of a tusked monster who roamed the valley and harassed the Natives. Finally, the locals trapped the beast and shot at it with arrows. The angry beast tore the rock with his tusks and escaped. They may also have thought it was an evil place. Already, it has a bad vibe. Normally, a dry channel, the natural dam that existed here burst under heavy flow sending a flood downstream.

A rocky face remained in the granite that reminded some of the face of Satan himself.

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Had they stopped for the winter? Did they still need help to go on?


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Where were they? Captain Grant sent three riders to search the trail while he moved his wagons out of the fort and closer to wood in a nearby cove. The relief wagons pushed ahead. The following day they cleared snow and prepared a campsite at Greasewood Creek with food and warm fires for the weary travelers arriving that evening. But the small trading post was not big enough to support 1, people through a single winter storm, let alone through the entire winter.

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They would have to push forward as fast as possible. Many in the handcart company were too weak to walk and could not keep pulling their belongings all the way to Utah. The wagons were not Church property.

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He would have to ask the owners if they were willing to sacrifice their own relative comfort to help the handcart Saints. Another complication was that the wagons were carrying not only what belonged to the people present but also the belongings of those who had arrived in Utah earlier that year. Leaving this property behind at Fort Seminoe could mean that many other families would start their lives in their new home with practically nothing. Captain Grant would have to provide some assurance to those families that their possessions were safe and that someone would recover them the following spring.

Frozen ground and drifting snow made burying goods impractical. The fort could house them, but without anyone standing guard, someone could easily steal them before spring. Would anyone be willing to stay behind and guard the goods through the winter?

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