From the bloggers at Roadtreking.
Hot doesn’t begin to describe what August in the Badlands was like. The dashboard thermometer read 101 degrees and as we drove out of the Badlands National Park towards Interior, SD, the two lane blacktop shimmered with heat waves that even kept the area’s healthy rattlesnake population hunkered down in their burrows.
We approached a campground that the big thick campground guide book we had been thumbing through told us was a great spot to overnight. What it failed to mention was, there was no shade.
“Ahh, Mike, are you sure this is where we should stop?” asked Jennifer, trying to keep the tone of her “he’s gotta be nuts if he thinks we should be camping here out in the middle of the desert in the middle of August” secret thoughts from showing in the real words she spoke.
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