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Badlands Loop Road | by Paul Domsten
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Badlands Loop Road

About 7 miles south of Wall, SD is the beginning of the Badlands Loop Road. Winter turned out to be a great time to visit as we almost had the place to ourselves.

 

This view is from just off the Fossil Exhibit trail, one of the many hiking trails in the park. Don't think I could have got this shot in the summer as I was more or less laying in the middle of road for a few minutes.

 

Our second day was cut short due to the dense fog. There was no more than a quarter mile of visibility which kind of ruined the view. Since there was no point in staying in the park, we decided to drive up to Iron Mountain Road hoping it would be clear enough to see Mount Rushmore. It wasn't looking promising until we got to Keystone where we finally started to see the sun and I was able to shoot a few pictures of the presidents. Will be posting those in the next few days.

 

I apologize to the purists for my processing but wanted to try a little artistic creativity on this one.

  

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Taken on January 6, 2018