I'm really pushing it now, trying to get to Seattle by the end of today. Some scattered impressions follow. Then check out more Badlands excellence.
Early morning walks through Badlands trails. Layers upon layers of deposits indicating diverse climates and landscapes, from inland seas to subtropical lowlands, from prehistoric dogs to alligators. It's all here. You just have to know how to observe.
Lunch at a natural foods cafe in Spearfish, South Dakota. Nice blend of the old and new west here. Unpretentious and interesting. Rode my bicycle through town and then up route 14a into the hills.
Long drive through northeast Wyoming and Eastern Montana. Miles of green hills. Spring is downright verdant here. Too many casinos, though.
Listened to some climate denial radio for a few moments. The latest brilliance is the notion of agenda driven science. The most important curricular challenge for our nation's schools, K-Gray is teaching an understanding of how to detect bias and propaganda. We are desperately in need of clear thinkers.
Drove through a driving rain just west of Billings. In the mountain pass east of Bozeman it turned into signifianct snow. Back to rain in Bozeman. Hard way to end a 600 mile drive.