In the late 80s, on our way home from a western vacation, we stopped for one night in Badlands National Park. The stop included a nighttime ranger guided walk. Our 2007 trip was a daytime visit as we were camping in the Black Hills. It started out as a chilly blustery day, but, fortunately the weather improved as the day went on. The badlands is a fascinating landscape of “sharply eroded buttes, pinnacles, and spires blended with the largest protected mixed grass prairie in the United States1.”


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  • Rummuser May 13, 2017

    Fascinating, despite being called Badlands!
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    • Mike May 13, 2017

      It certainly is fascinating. We’ve been there three times now. The first time, we camped in the park and had an opportunity to take an ranger guided, moonlit night walk into into one of the shallow ravines across from the visitor center.
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  • Hilary Melton-Butcher May 16, 2017

    Hi Mike – it must be amazing … I’d love to visit and see the night sky … just such a good name for a wonderful place on earth … fascinating geology too … cheers Hilary
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