Williston, North Dakota to Mitchell, South Dakota
Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Unit
Theodore Roosevelt National Park, South Unit
Little Missouri National Grassland
Buffalo Gap National Grasslands
Badlands National Park
This morning we started on the Little Missouri Grasslands drive - 55 miles, no bathrooms and we knew it would take about four hours - a long time to wait. The drive was well worth it though. It was on gravel roads, sometimes smooth but usually on the rough side and sometimes deeply rutted. You need a pickup or a high SUV to go over these roads.
This drive was through the National Grasslands but was partly on private land. We went over a lot of cattle guards and saw a lot of cattle, of course. We also saw golden eagles and pronghorn deer a couple of times. One golden eagle was being chased by a crow, but seemed oblivious. The scenery was outstanding.