After to an early morning trip to the North Unit of Theodore Roosevelt Visitors Center we made our way to the Cottonwood Campground in the South Unit where we set up on Site 16 and deployed our solar panels. A bit of lunch and a little nap and we we were ready to head into Medora in the heat of the afternoon. That called for a visit to the South Unit Visitors Center, coffee and rhubarb pie, a visit to the Painted Canyon Visitors Center, a little a hike, some ice cream, a few geocaches, and a trip to Chimney Park before returning to the T@B. As we re-entered the park the ranger warned us of a large herd of bison near the campground entry. We saw them but they didn’t interfere with our ability to get home. As evening neared we went back into town for the much lauded Medora Musical. We really enjoyed the natural scenery lit by the setting sun that was the backdrop for the stage. The trip back to the campground after the show on unlit roads on a moonless night where large mammals roam held potential to be way too exciting and in fact we saw a bison poised at the side of the road as we drove past him!




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Arctic Circle Ceremony

Arctic Circle Ceremony

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