Snowy Range Pass

Snowy Range Pass

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Badlands National Park

The Badlands National Park is one of the most popular parks in the country. It has very rugged terrain formed over millions of years as the inland sea disappeared and left large mud deposits which in turn over thousands of years has slowly eroded into what is seen today. It is estimated that in another 500, 000 years most of what is seen today will be gone.

You can see the park by car, bike or on foot. With many trails and paths, you can do a lot of hiking. But with the difficult terrain, heat and snakes, you need to be well prepared for any long hikes.

Since it was closing in on 90 degrees, we opted for mostly a drive view of the park with only short hikes. It is an amazing place. I hope the pictures give some idea of the place.

This is another must see area of the country.

1 comment: said...

Badlands NP staat, sinds onze laatste vakantie, hoog in onze top 5 van de mooiste parken. Helaas was het, toen wij er vorige maand waren, een beetje te nat om een aantal hikes te doen. Prachtige foto's, ik krijg heimwee!