Sep. 17-24 2016

We leave off on the unpaved road to Petrified Forest!

Is that orange thing that seems to be floating in the air on the left a snuffle?

The unpaveyness keeps getting better!

Pzt! Papp! Challenge! This sign loomed at the entrance to the Petrified Forest trail. It's wise to obey the Allowed Clouds on this sign.

Not a road, but a trail. My long-term health problems were starting to improve slightly, so I could enjoy this trail a little. I was just emerging from my weeks-long laughing fit over the laxative gum story.

Because of my health, there's no way I could have made it this far on this trail 3 months earlier. Not a chance. I still didn't get very far. I rested here and snacked.

Aaah! Rest!

Another wilderness view.

Returning from Petrified Forest, this is the unpaved road again. I have my doubts about whether this is actually private.

From Pacific Avenue - the old US 10 - near Medora, this is a view of the Little Missouri River and a rail bridge.

Always respected, these are more bison. We're back at the park.

I have no idea where this is. We've got to be out pretty far.

Bison again!


The bison menaces another camper's tent.

These bison threaten to trample the Tim Tent, thereby destructing it. But these amazing animals act on instinct! Something stinct, but that was later in the trip.

I don't remember a thing about this stretch of the trip. Nothing.

This was interesting, but I'm not sure where it was.

I-94 near Hebron, N.D.

This new North Dakota state route sign has a black background even on a BGS.

I-94 in Mandan, N.D. The road at left was once ND 25 and could have once been US 10. The billboard has nothing to do with ABC gum. This is also near where protests were erupting against the hated Dakota Access Pipeline.

Looking down the Missouri River from I-94 between Mandan and Bismarck. The bridge you see is the BSNF Rail Bridge.

A Sesame Street reference! Can you imagine? This is entering Sully County, S.D., on US 83. You may remember that Sully was the Muppet construction worker with laryngitis on the ol' Ses.

Probably SD 34 in Fort Thompson, S.D. - on the Crow Creek Sioux reservation.

South on Main Street in Mitchell, S.D. - the town where an SBD bunker blast was released at Ruby Tuesday.

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