Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Monday, July 23, 2012
As you can see, even here vandals take their toll.
Sunday, July 15, 2012
Saturday, July 14, 2012
As with many scenic drives, there were numerous opportunities to get out, take pictures and take short hikes. I stopped at this place because I found it interesting. Some of the layers that make up the area are composed of coal. Here, one of the coal seams was ignited by a lightning strike. It burned slowly for decades until finally going out sometime in the 1970s. People would bring marshmallows out to cook over the burning coal.
I did not make it to the Northern or Elkhorn Ranch Units of the park. The part I was at had a 36 mile scenic loop
Monday, July 9, 2012
In 1884, Theodore Roosevelt's mother died. Eleven hours later his wife died in the same house just two days after their daughter was born. To get away and recover, he moved to Medora, North Dakota and started a ranch.