There are nearly 12,000 acres of picturesque landscape in the Makoshika badlands. Makoshika State Park, near Glendive, Montana, is a great place to start a tour of high plains badlands.Continue reading “Makoshika Badlands Photographs”
Badlands National Park is the archetypal example of badlands in the United States. Nothing dilutes the purity of these ragged erosional formations rising out of the shortgrass prairie. We were suitably impressed with the badlands we had explored in Theodore Roosevelt National Park and Makoshika State Park. But, the starkness of Badlands National Park was awe-inspiring.Continue reading “Badlands National Park Photographs”
The Kansas badlands in the western part of the state are an unexpected surprise. If you travel across Kansas on Interstate 70, you have no inkling these geologic wonders lie below the gently rolling landscape.Continue reading “A Visit to the Kansas Badlands…and More”
The Sheep Rock Unit of John Day Fossil Beds National Monument is one of three distinct areas of the monument. The other two units are the Painted Hills and the Clarno. Continue reading “Sheep Rock Unit of John Day Fossil Beds”
North-central Oregon is home to a geologic gem called John Day Fossil Beds National Monument. It is made up of three areas: the Painted Hills Unit, Clarno Unit, and Sheep Rock Unit.
In this post, we are going to feature the Painted Hills Unit. Read on to learn more about this amazing location and see some photographs from our gallery.Continue reading “Painted Hills Unit of John Day Fossil Beds”