The 2004 Explorers Club Trip
to the Black Hills of South Dakota, Oct. 1-3
Trip Photos, Page Two

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Located in southwest South Dakota, Badlands Natl Park has 244,000 acres of sharply eroded buttes, pinnacles and spires.

Established as Badlands National Monument in 1939, the area was redesignated "National Park" in 1978.

Mountain goat welcomes you to the spectacle of Mt. Rushmore.

Josh Zimmerman gets stuck trying to enter Wind Cave.

Brian Franzone knows a good hat when he sees one shopping at Wall Drug.   (All photos on this page courtesy of Brian)
Badlands National Park also contains the largest, protected mixed grass prairie in the United States.

Norman Small wonders when Professor Bertolas will stop the nightmarish trek through solid rock and give the Explorers a break.  Professor Thomas follows in the trailing van.

A tragic example of what can happen if you don't drive safely in western Nebraska.

Michelle Bausch gets up close and personal with a burro in Custer State Park, South Dakota.

"Got apples?"

A winged jackalope is one of the rarest creatures on the Plains.
See you next year!