Everything you need to know about Fossil Hunting in Badlands National Park, South Dakota

Did you ever dream of being a Paleontologists?  I know I did. Even if someday my job would be replaced by technology that would bring the dinos back to life, then the dinos eat all the humans.  No biggie. Dreams die a painful death when you realize most Paleontologists work at a university and might get to dig a couple of months a year (if they are lucky).  Over the years, the United States has been home to thousands of fossil dig sites.  I picked one of the best fossil formations to try my luck.  I went fossil hunting in Badlands National Park, South Dakota. Continue Reading . . .

Spotlight Thursday – Jewel Cave National Monument

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Every Thursday, I will be posting a photo from my travels and a spotlight on the location. Today’s Spotlight Thursday is from my visit to Jewel Cave National Monument in Custer, South Dakota.  I spent a wonderful day exploring this cave and the land above it on my South Dakota National Park Road Trip. Continue Reading . . .

Mutually Assured Destruction ~ Minuteman National Historic Site

The sun is barely above the horizon and I am packing up my campsite in Badlands National Park, South Dakota.  I need to get a move on if I want to get a ticket for the Delta 01 launch facility Site tour.  Delta 01 is part of the Minuteman National Historical Site.  Minuteman National Historic Site preserves a Cold War minuteman missile launch facility and Delta 09 silo. Continue Reading . . .

South Dakota National Parks Road Trip Itinerary

Shortly, I am going on a road trip to visit the South Dakota National Parks and Lands.  South Dakota has two National Parks, 2 National Memorial, 1 National Historic Site, and 1 National Recreation River.  This makes for 6 national lands.  I am visiting 5 of these 6 parks on my 7-day road trip in South Dakota.    I will be visiting all the parks in the Western part of the South Dakota.  I am looking forward to visiting my 30th and 31st National Parks.  This means only 28 more parks on my National Park Quest. Continue Reading . . .