Expedition Team: Dave Miller, Rosie Miller, Jacque Miller, Matt Miller, Holly Miller, Shane Miller
Date: July 8, 2003
After traveling across South Dakota and having lunch at the famous Wall Drugs we drove to Badland NP. We drove the Badlands Loop Road Highway 240 which is a 39 mile road between Wall and Cactus Flats. We stopped numerous times in the park and hiked along trails and land overlooking the colorful layered rock formations, towering spires, deep canyons and scenic outlooks. It is easy to see how crooks and robbers from the wild west days could allude sheriff’s posse’s by riding their horses into this desolate area.
At the overlooks we saw bison and prairie dogs in the grasslands. Few people know that the Badlands contain one of the world’s richest fossil beds. We camped at the Badlands/White River KOA campground where we enjoyed horseshoes and made a campfire (Photo#4). The final nostalgic photo my mom took in 1946 visiting the Badlands.