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Then it was on the road again and about an hour later I was in Nebraska. I just cut across the top NW corner but what I saw I liked. More trees, more green, steadily getting to lower elevation. I had intended to stay at a recreational area there but didn’t like the look of it. I needed a permit and everything was closed (it’s Sunday - of course!) so I continued on to Martin, South Dakota where I found free overnight camping ...
... a bit. A crumbling chapel/social hall had had roof and pillar reinforcements installed to prevent further decay, but it appeared to have recently lost a large wall anyway. The location of the buildings at this post were marked in a large field through which a walkway wound its way. We didn't go to the cemetery which was a ways down the road.
Leaving Rt 18, we turned onto northbound 385 towards Hot Springs, SD,
... the ranger, a young woman who was very friendly and helpful. The location of the dam is on the Missouri River...famous as the longest river in the USA and also as the river Lewis and Clark embarked on and travelled on northward from St Louis, MO, in 1804. We walked out a ways onto the bridge to watch the construction going on below. It was very noisy.
Continuing on Rt 18 we came very close to the Nebraska ...
... for a fishing. The lake affords shelter for two Trumpeter Swans, some
ducks and eleven common species counted on the dog walk this morning.
Most campers I talked with work as
contractors managing cattle for larger operators.
One man manages a thousand yearlings on
a property near here while his wife teaches at the elementary school.
All seem decent, well educated in their field, hard working souls who
say they plan to ...
... road, at least for a few miles. The road then turned to gravel but it was a good gravel road so we were not too concerned, we only had another 30 miles or so. Well the fact was that the road turned narrow and full of ruts, we were only able to drive at 5-20 mph.
We finally, a couple of hours later, arrived in the Badlands and the paved road only to find that there was no place to pull off the road. We drove north for quite a ...