Badlands, South Dakota

These photos are from a trip through Badlands National Park in August, 1991. Composed of 380 square miles of eroded buttes and prairie grasslands, the park is inconveniently isolated from any convenient transportation hub; Rapid City, South Dakota, is the nearest city of any size. Mt. Rushmore and the Black Hills National Forest are to the west, and the Pine Ridge Reservation is to the south.

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