We visited the Badlands National Park on the first day of our Wyoming road trip. The wind was gusting at forty to sixty miles an hour, so Mom didn’t have us get out for too many photos. For me it was hard to even move the wind was so strong! It was cold too. The best part about the sort of bad weather and time of year is that we were pretty much alone in the park!
Some of the first formations we came across reminded us of cardboard packaging.
Not all of the pretty rocks are above ground. We saw a lot of areas that were mostly below ground.
Speaking of deserted, here is the view down the road. In the tourist season, it is most likely a big traffic jam. Since is is deserted right now, we could stop the car and get out any time and no one would even come by.
Our furs do not lie. It is very windy out in the open spaces! Olivia’s long ears are really flapping!
The view in the distance with the blowing dust makes for a pretty photo, don’t you think?
Who likes moon rocks? One part of the Badlands looks like moon rocks from a movie. The colors are so fun!
Look out for buffalo! They are pretty big. We barked at them from the car, but they were not at all scared of us. In this photo the one is rolling around creating the dust cloud around itself, another is lying down, and then the one is standing.
We keep driving and seeing more and more pretty formations.
Lots of bighorn sheep live in the Badlands. We are happy this one is wearing something on its neck and not running round naked.
There are some nice walking trails, but with the wind, it was enough to try to sit for a photo for a few minutes.
These formations look like a mini mountain range.
Our navigator took this shot of Mom and us running back to the car with the dust blowing behind us.
The way nature adds stripes to the formations is interesting and fun to look at.
How about a trio of bighorn sheep? We barked at them like we did with the buffalo, but they also didn’t seem bothered by our noise. Silly animals! They seem to like to hang out on the hillside.
Finally, we have a photo of us with Mom to remember our tour of the Badlands. We would go again in the off season, but hopefully it won’t be so windy next time. If you are in South Dakota, taking some time so see the Badlands is worth it!
We are joining our friends at Living Laughing and Barking in Our Backyard is for their Nature Friday blog hop.