Badlands.

Photos and exploring western South Dakota, August 10, 2014.

After we got to the campground and got set up, we headed into the nearby Badlands National Park for a little exploring and some photos.

Badlands National Park… in southwestern South Dakota… protects 242,756 acres (98,240 ha) of sharply eroded buttes, pinnacles, and spires blended with the largest undisturbed mixed grass prairie in the United States. The park is managed by the National Park Service. – Wikipedia

Badlands National Park, August 10, 2014

We sure were surprised to see the bighorn sheep in Badlands.  This was our third visit to this park and I think this was the first time we had seen any.

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Badlands National Park, August 10, 2014

Badlands National Park, August 10, 2014

After our inexpensive camping so far in the trip, we had decided to camp near Badlands National Park for two nights at a KOA (Kampgrounds of America.) That was a bit of sticker shock.  It was less than $100, but not much, including our 10% KOA membership discount, but still…

More from Badlands later. Winking smile

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