Friday Sept. 10 Morning
After a good nights sleep I got up early and headed back into the Badlands where I drove over and walked the Fossil Trail which was very interesting. It consists of a boardwalk and displays of fossils from The Badlands spanning millions of years. It was also the location of a geocache so go here if you'd like to read more about the Badlands fossils.
Then I drove the Badlands Loop Road - oh my goodness it’s just so beautiful. I saw a lot of bighorn sheep, but only a few bison which was very disappointing. Check out the colors of the rocks - they sure are beautiful!
My favorite stop was Pinnacles Overlook. It has gorgeous views of the Sage Creek Wilderness area. It was just stunning so I sat there for a long time and just looked at the scenery taking it all in.
Another favorite stop was the Yellow Mounds. Yellow, purple, gray and red are the colors of the rock here and it is stunning to see. I walked to the top of the hill in the first picture....