We had another “wowser” day of exploring. We drove to the North Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park, it was about 100 miles from Medora, but worth the drive. The North Unit Scenic Byway is only about 14 miles. We didn’t see a single buffalo today, but we did see a family of big horn sheep. They were all resting on a cliff in the distance, we parked and just enjoyed watching them.
This byway provides the colorful North Dakota Badlands as a scenic backdrop. We watched a informative movie at the Visitor Center. We also packed a nice picnic and didn’t forget and leave it on the counter this time. :-) We made several stops along the drive to view the beautiful vistas.
One of the most unique things we saw in the park was at the Cannonball Concretions Pullout-This pullout highlights the amazing geology found within Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Called cannonball concretions because of their shape, these unusual geological formations were formed by wind, water, and time. They look just like cannon balls growing all over the place. Jerry also posed for a picture in front of one so you can see it close up. I will let the pictures tell the rest of the story. It was another great day in North Dakota, check back later for more.