Badlands of South Dakota

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Instead of sticking to I-90, we took the scenic-slower route through the badlands.  The badlands are rough.  They are pretty to look at, but must have been hell to cross on foot.  Being in a car on a paved road changes your perspective.  They often have snake warning signs like the one below.  I have only seen a rattlesnake one time in all the years I have walked in places with signs like this.  Maybe they just put them there to spice up the experience.
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You can see from the picture below that they even made a boardwalk along the hill. Again, your perspective is different when you can walk in comfort.  The poor pioneers having to live here would have seen it differently.
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