Lori and I continued our exploration of the Rapid City area by driving through the Badlands National Park. In addition to a lot of great pictures, we also got our first earth cache.
Apparently, the area is called “The Badlands” because early French explorers said they were “bad land to cross”. With a modern road, access to the beauty and wonder of the badlands is easy.
We never got close enough to tell what the dark area was in the picture below; might be plants. Looks almost like someone painted it on!
And a couple panoramas to give you an idea how big it all is:
Image Credits: © Paul H. Byerly