The Casper Tribune reports Devils Tower National Park Superintendent Lisa Eckert has off the idea of giving the Devil’s Tower National Monument the added designation of Bear Lodge Historic Landmark after Wyoming’s Congressional delegation objected. Devil’s Tower was the first national monument. She said the Park though will try to discourage climbers from making attempts in June in recognition of American Indian religious ceremonies by requiring registrations. The June voluntary no-climbing “compliance” rate has dropped from about 86 percent in 1995 to 69 percent in 2004.
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