Friday, September 13, 2013
South Dakota: Badlands
After uploading these four pictures and sitting on this post for awhile, I still can think of little to say about them. They pretty much speak for themselves. They are pictures of the famous Badlands of South Dakota. The smallest part of the park and the most scenic can be visited by driving a loop road off the nearby interstate adding perhaps an hour to your commute. The vast majority of the park is hidden south and in not visited nearly as much. Because we were needing to get home before school started for my oldest daughter, we took the shorter scenic loop off the interstate.
The place is gorgeous and the last time I was here I spent part of a day hiking in it. I saw nary a soul and had the time of my life sitting looking out into the Badlands. Just me and the prairie dogs.
This time however, it was killing hot and my three guests were worn out from the day before so I mostly just hiked to the various overlooks near the road or took really short hikes, took the obligatory pictures and drove on. Next time, I need to come in the spring and do some more hiking again.