The Atomic Prairie

One of the ‘features’ of modern civilization that presents itself here on the northern prairie is the presence of a major portion of the US’s offensive nuclear weapons. The northern plains are a former and current home to nuclear armed strategic bombers and ICBM’s. There were a thousand Minuteman silos scattered across the plains atContinue reading “The Atomic Prairie”

Badlands Less Traveled

After a couple of nights in the southern unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park we drove the seventy-five miles up to the northern unit and camped for the night. Another hot and dry day, with temps over 90F in the late afternoon. The northern park is much quieter, with fewer campers and far less traffic.Continue reading “Badlands Less Traveled”

The Other Badlands

Our target for this trip was the North Dakota Badlands – I.E. Theodore Roosevelt National Park. After a couple days in North Dakota State Parks, we’re now camping in the National Park campground, situate in a cottonwood grove in the Little Missouri River valley. Like in Minnesota, there is a bit of fall color hereContinue reading “The Other Badlands”