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A year ago a friend and I were in the early days of our transcontinental trip to visit as many national parks as we could in 33 days. The first park we visited was Badlands National Park. Despite its name, the park was beautiful, easily accessible, and not as crowded as better known parks such as Grand Canyon.

Going through my photos, I reprocessed and am posting one image published on this blog last year on the same date. This is one of the first sights of the park when one enters it through its north gate near the town of Wall, SD.

View from Pinnacles Overlook at Badlands National Park.

View from Pinnacles Overlook at Badlands National Park.

Here’s an image taken near Yellow Mounds Overlook just 3 miles (5 km) from Pinnacles. As you can tell, the sun was setting, adding its vivid colors to those of the Badlands striated rock formations.

View from Yellow Mounds Overlook, Badlands National Park.

View from Yellow Mounds Overlook, Badlands National Park.

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