on February 5, 2006
The Badlands are a place you have to see in order to get the full effect. Any words used to describe the haunting beauty of the area would fall far short of the experience. Driving/hiking through in the early morning, at midday, and then again at dusk provided totally different views of the rugged scenery. What at first glance seems to be nothing more than rock and dust comes alive with color. Where it appeared to be barren, you begin to see plants clinging to life wherever they can take hold. It is absolutely worth a visit.
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