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Theodore Roosevelt National Park and the Very Badlands (Day 52)

September 7th, 2009 2 comments

Theodore Roosevelt National Park is exactly the same as Canyonlands in Utah if you take Canyonlands and then:

  • Smash it down a bit.
  • Remove any arches or bridges.
  • Sepia-tone it.
  • Add infinite bison.

There are also prairie dogs, at least one dead porcupine, and wild horses at TRNP.

tr_cloud-vHey look! They have clouds in North Dakota, too!

tr_clouds-in-riverAnd sometimes those clouds get reflected in the Missouri River.

tr_missouri-riverOther times, the Missouri River is somewhat less reflective.

tr_badland-overviewBadlands, with neither river nor clouds.

tr_lone-treeLittle tree on the prairie. By itself. Next to a double-track pathway.

tr_wild-mustangsMy trip through the wild mustang drive-thru.

I camped there for a night — there are a lot of trains that pass nearby, but it only cost $10, so that mitigates.

Should probably say something profound, but I’m very sleepy and am getting up in 6.5 hours, so maybe you can make something up for yourself. (Thx.)

bkd

North Dakota: Welcome to the West Region (State #10!)

September 7th, 2009 No comments

20% of the way there (in terms of states visited, yes)!

north-dakota_welcomeThe portrait on the sign is Theodore Roosevelt.

Although, let it be said that Highway 85 from Hill City to the 94 is one boring stretch of highway. A boring stretch of highway that Rand-McNally considers “scenic”, yes. I question the wisdom of Rand-McNally.

bkd

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