2019 ~ Adventures with The LovedOne

Another year passes and The LovedOne remains unconvinced as to her photogenicity. Her attempts to out-hike the camera were working…until…I bought a telephoto lens! Ha! Another (probably temporary) victory for technology!

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Castle Trail (Badlands National Park) 13-Sep-2019

As part of our homage roadtrip to explore a part of Theodore Roosevelt’s conservation legacy, we did a lollipop loop hike in South Dakota’s Badlands National Park. The park spans some 242,756 acres (982.4 km2) but there are developed trails only in its southeast corner near the visitor center. We elected to start at the Fossil Exhibit Trailhead, go east on the Castle Trail to its junction with the Medicine Root Trail near the Old Northeast Road, and then loop back on that trail (and the Castle Trail) to our starting point.

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A Bully Visit to TR’s Legacy (September 2019)

The establishment of the National Park Service is justified by considerations of good administration, of the value of natural beauty as a National asset, and the effectiveness of outdoor life and recreation in the production of good citizenship.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt

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