Why are the badlands so colorful? – Theodore Roosevelt NP

Red headed woodpecker

Our first outing at Theodore Roosevelt NP was a long hike at South Unit of the Petrified Forest loop trail in the Theodore Roosevelt wilderness (read here if you missed it).  But that was only a piece of the sprawling 70,400 acres of the breathtaking North Dakota Badlands.  The South Unit was close to our home base at Medora Campground (Steve’s review here), but it was a […]

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Getting busy in Bismarck, ND

Blockhouse at Ft Abraham Lincoln

It was a bit of a letdown when we arrived at our super-tight and dusty campground near Bismarck, after seeing all of the fantastic open farmland during the drive to get there.  It seems many of the RV parks in this part of the country are heavily used by seasonal workers, and are definitely not “destination” parks.  But rather than complain about the place (which Steve […]

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