Day 98

The badlands continue to continue continuing

July 3rd, 2010


  1. So these are all the badlands huh? Do they keep continuing to continue all the way to Montana where the mountains will continue?

    • Yeosaph Ferguson says:

      No, there will be a break – the eastern half of Montana – before the Mountains start. He still has a long ways to go before he sees the Rockies.

  2. Jeff says:

    ummmmmmmm maybe. I do think they do…gonna need that airmattress pretty soon matt.

  3. katzien in austin says:

    It’s amazing how one day’s travel sees so much change in the landscape. The badlands are growing by the minute! Remember all of Matt’s ‘road to the horizon’ shots?? Wow…..America the beautiful! Thank you so much Matt.

    • Candice in Alabama says:

      Katzien – the change is ABRUPT. Especially by car. I swear, on the Southern route West, we went from green grassy areas to NO grassy areas in the blink of an eye, just after we passed out of Texas into New Mexico.

      It IS amazing, this America we live in and how beautiful the terrain and its people(s).

      Following Matt’s journey (vicariously) is definitely generating an itch in me to travel (if not by foot, then by car).

  4. Jeremy K says:

    The badlands are gorgeous despite their name, and are on my list of places to visit. They’re called badlands because the soil is really soft and constantly eroding, you can’t really grow a whole lot or build much on that soil, any time it rains the landscape changes. They also have more famous badlands down in Arizona, the Painted Desert.

  5. Karen Too says:

    It’s no surprise that NASA astronauts use the Badlands for various types of testing. The site below is about testing something for use on Mars, but I think this area looks more like a lunar landscape. Beautiful.

  6. Roe says:

    What amazes me is seeing how “bleached” out they get midday and the gorgeous color mornings and evenings. Drink PLENTY, Matt!

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