Expedition Team: Dave Miller, Rosie Miller, Matt Miller, Jacque Miller, Holly Miller, Shane Miller

Date: July 8, 2003

Driving along the Sage Creek Rim Road we went past Prairie Dog Town and pulled over at several overlooks. Further on we pulled over and hiked the Cliff Shelf Nature Trail, a .5 mile trail that took us through a juniper forest elevated along the Badlands Wall. Between me and Shane a small rattlesnake meandered across the trail into nearby sage (Left side of Photo#1). The trail climbed 300 feet and gave us a panoramic view in the distance of the White River Valley and the prairie grasses. Up close, the trail gave us a birds eye view of the unique sedimentary buttes and spires. The kids climbed up to “The Notch”, an opening in the Badlands Wall (Photo#4).

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