It’s surprisingly beautiful in Badlands National Park east of Rapid City, South Dakota. Before entering the park we were surrounded by what seemed like endless flat lands and prairies for many miles.
Vibrant reds, yellows and orange hues painted the canyons and buttes in the Badlands.
We stopped here on our road trip moving from Seattle to North Carolina. The heat was strong and sweltering on the day we visited. I tried to imagine what it must have been like for early settlers to navigate through the canyons on a hot day like this hundreds of years ago.
After wiping the sweat from my forehead, I hopped back into the car where we cranked up the air conditioner and got back on the road heading east.
[…] Mount Rushmore we continued east in the Xterra through Rapid City and on into Badlands National Park. The summer heat was extreme and we were happy that our air conditioning was working well. The […]