Early Morning Drama

The Madison Range – Ennis, Montana

This is the stunning view we had during our recent stay in Montana. From our vantage point, we could – on a clear day – see all the way down the valley into Idaho, some 65 miles away. A beautiful, beautiful place.


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The Madison Range
Madison Valley
Ennis, Montana
May 2021
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The Badlands

Theodore Roosevelt National Park – Painted Canyon Visitor Center, North Dakota

For our lengthy road trip out to Montana a few weeks ago, we passed through the Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota. It’s a park that I’ve always wanted to visit, but just haven’t had the opportunity to do so just yet. At least this time we actually stopped to take some photos.


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Theodore Roosevelt National Park
Painted Canyon Visitor Center
Belfield, North Dakota
May 2021
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My Road

Big boy – Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Lest anyone think otherwise, this bad boy owns the road when he gets on it. And – you guessed it – this is from Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, where the bison frequently take to the road and get really irritated by stupid touron drivers really quickly. I think Yellowstone is one of my favorite places in the entire US – certainly in my Top 10 list and probably in my Top 5 list. To me, a visit there always gives me a fresh shot in the arm of all things related to the American West – wood bison, gray wolves, grizzly bears, black bears, bald eagles, badgers, elk, deer, geysers, mountains, fumaroles, glass mountains (obsidian), stupendous waterfalls, amazing canyons, on and on.

We always go when it’s best to avoid crowds, so we generally aren’t impacted by buffalo-jams and the like. Sometimes we even have the place pretty much to ourselves, which is just a matter of knowing where to go and when to do so.


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American wood bison (Bison bison athabascae)
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
May 2021
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