John & Cheryl's On the Road Again 2010 travel blog

Theodore Roosevel National Park

Campsite view at park

Feral horses

Lonesome camper

Prairie Dog Town

Wind Canyon

Vulture


June 8

Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Cottonwood National Park Campground

Medora, ND

Driving Route 2 for yesterday and part of the day today was very uneventful. Since the mountains were gone, there was nothing but flat land as far as we could see. We were getting spoiled with all the snow-capped mountains.

We chose to visit the South Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park as it was supposed to have the better views. It didn’t disappoint us. The views were great and it reminded us of the Badlands in South Dakota. We were going to do the south loop which is about 36 miles long. As seems to be the theme for us doing the scenic views in parks, we got so far and it was closed. This time it wasn’t the snow but road construction that closed part of the road. What we did see was great and we stayed in the park campground which was a bargain at only $10 a night. The wind was quite strong but with temps in the 70s it was a very pleasant stay. On our way out we saw 3 vultures spanning their wings—perhaps drying them. I couldn’t get all 3 in the picture but they were quite a sight.

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