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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The Badlands of North Dakota – TRNP


I’m one of those people who thinks of South Dakota when I hear about The Badlands.  But badlands are not just a South Dakota phenomenon, as North Dakota has them too – and folks here brag about them.  When they brag, they often include references to the Theodore Roosevelt National Park (TRNP) in the same sentence. Long before Teddy became president, he was […]

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