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Southern Idaho Road Trip: The Southernest

Southern Idaho surprised us quite a lot. We found lizards at Balanced Rock, cacti near the Utah border, saw a Cow Killer (rare variety of wasp), a variety of Paintbrush flowers, and experienced a real ‘old west’ feel overall. The towns on our way to City of Rocks were quaint and historic, and the scenery around them…

Camping at Sage Creek Campground
National Park

The South Dakota Badlands in Late Summer

The main reason I wanted to visit South Dakota was for the Badlands that I have wanted to see for as long as I can remember. What I didn’t expect was all the other things the Black Hills had to offer. I expected the Black Hills to be something like the Smoky Mountains, but smaller. Not only…