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The two RV Gypsies
at Theodore Roosevelt National Park
--- North Unit ---
in North Dakota
August 28, 2016

The driving distance between the North and South Units is 69 miles via I-94 and US 85. The two RV Gypsies visited both entrances.

Theodore Roosevelt National Park North Unti sign

welcome to Theodore Roosevelt National Park sign

The Scenic Drive in the North Unit is 28 miles round trip with scenery very different from the more popular South Unit. However, part of the road is often closed in the winter.

Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Theodore Roosevelt National Park

The two RV Gypsies found the Buckhorn Trail to be the most interesting area with the tilted mounds and Cannon Ball Concretions.

slump formation sign

slump formation

Buckhorn Trail sign

cliff with cannon ball concretions

sign: Cannon Ball Concretions

cliff with cannon ball concretions

Above and Below: Cannon Balls - large spherical boulders that were more than waist high on Karen.

large cannon ball

large cannon ball

doggie on the mountain

cliff with cannon ball concretions

cliff with cannon ball concretions

cliff with cannon ball concretions

cliff with cannon ball concretions

cliff at the North Unit TR NP

TR NP North Unit cliff

TR NP North Unit cliff

TR NP North Unit cliff

Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Oxbow Overlook. Here the Little Missouri River takes a hard turn to the east. The river originally continued north to Hudson Bay. During the most recent ice age, continental glaciers blocked its way, hence the turn.

Oxbow Overlook

Oxbow Overlook

Below: View from River Bend Overlook was a short walk from the parking area to a fantastic view of the Little Missouri floodplain. Bentonite, a fine-grained, blue-gray clay defines the badlands' landscape. The dark band is alginate coal seam.

River Bend Overlook

River Bend Overlook

Another cute rabbit

Prairie grassland

rabbit at TR NP

Prairie grassland

As the two RV Gypsies were leaving the park, they finally saw a buffalo. Although they have seen lots of buffalo elsewhere, they always enjoy seeing more.

buffalo - bison at TR NP

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