Golden Rock

Badlands National Park, South Dakota

It has become obvious to me that I have developed quite an affinity to Badlands National Park. Ever since I visited the park in September, I find myself gravitating toward the South Dakota folder to pick photos to edit for the following week's blog. This "elite" status has often been reserved for my favorite places, namely Yosemite, Banff, Grand Teton and Arches. It is clear to me that they need to move over to make room for Badlands. The only regret that I have is that it took me so long to finally visit there.

While it is remote and can be harsh during parts of the year, once you get there the landscape is among the most diverse and accessible and is worth the trip. Where else can you walk out of your hotel room and within minutes get sunset shots like this one? I hope that you bear with me as I continue to post images from my new favorite location.