I've lived less than a hour from the Badlands for almost 2 months, and I still haven't hiked them.
South Dakota: where the hills are black, the wood is dead, and the lands are bad.
So the Badlands...
Watch out for Bandits and skags, buddy.
I grew up here (like ten miles away) and we put up a lot of fence for the Department of Interior. Hordes of cacti and snakes not pictured.
I grew up living on the edge of the badlands. Hotter than hell in the summer, but beautiful! We'd find all kinds of fossils but we always left them because we lived there and thought they'd always be there. I found out that not all people are the same and they would disappear. We even found a huge fossilized tortoise shell that was big like the ones at Reptile Gardens but someone stole that too! We'd always find petrified wood. One was a stump that was about 10 ft round.
Last year I spent six-months traveling the country in my car and visited over 20 National Parks. I was surprised to find that the Dakotas were by far one of my favorite places. Badlands is incredible and Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota is just as good. You wanna home where the buffalo roam? Go to North Dakota
It's a good thing you can see the moon at the top so that people won't confuse this spot with the moon
I took a trip there once. Hotter than the devils a*s crack. Went into the visitors center for a quick tinkle and my titties pierced through my shirt nearly instantly. That plase must have been at like 40F. 8/10 would reccomend.
If only you'd taken the picture horizontally....
Rved there as a kid during an amazing night thunder storm. It was unreal to see lightening over that horizon.
Want to go! Is it too cold to go at the end of September? I also want to check out Mt. Rushmore, wind cave and devils' tower.
Went through there on my way to Mt. Rushmore when I was 15. I loved every second of that place.
Ive lived in the Black Hills for 19 years. It is seriously one of the greatest places on the planet.
I lived in Sturgis for 3 years and still think that bolder canyon is the most relaxing drive, especially if you detour off into camp 5 (4 wheel drive recommended) beautiful country round those parts.
The Badlands have some pretty killer fossils too!
I got me an acre of land in South Dakota in the Badlands. I got me an acre of bad land. That shit is mean.
I wanted to say aside from how much I like this shot that I appreciate that there are still people who censor their swear words. I don't mind them myself but good on you for being considerate