Monday, November 26, 2018

Toadstool Geologic Park - The Badlands Of Nebraska

It was a long ride down a very long dirt road into what seemed like the middle of nowhere - our favorite kind of drive.

In order to not mislead our readers; if you are the kind of traveler who compares one trip or experience with another you may not find the Badlands of Nebraska as impressive as their more well-known counterpart in South Dakota.  If, on the other hand, you are the kind of traveler who likes each experience and each location to define itself well then you may find yourself falling in love with this area of Nebraska. 

Surely, if you have followed us for even a short period of time, you are well aware that we are the second kind of traveler.  And, thus, you can correctly conclude that we truly enjoyed our time at Toadstool Geologic Park in the Oglala National Grasslands.

How could we not?  Just look at how beautiful this remote area is.

We arrived late afternoon and, knowing we'd be there for a few days, decided to just relax and take it all in.

So, that is what we will let you do...


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There's our girl hanging out in the campground. 

We were excited to catch sight of this little one on our first walk around.

He was quite curious and popped in and out of the rocks checking on us for some time.

Meet Salpinctes obsoletus - the Rock Wren - a LIFER for us!

This 'little' guy has got some.... gumption.

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As the sun started setting on our first evening at Toadstool Geologic Park ...

the colors really came alive.

More on this wonderful location in the next post.  We've got to get outside and get to work on our girl!