7/2/18 Glendive Staycation: Makoshika State Park - Undaunted Porridge - CycleBlaze

July 2, 2018

7/2/18 Glendive Staycation: Makoshika State Park

To give ourselves a break from yesterday's logistical hurdles, we decided to spend a day in Makoshika State Park outside of Glendive. Here, for your viewing pleasure is a photo dump. 

So far, this was the scenic highlight of our journey. If you are ever in eastern Montana, this  incredible park is well worth a visit!

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Dee ForteThats so cool!
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Ron SuchanekTo Dee ForteIt's an amazing place
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Paula LentowichWhat an incredible area - I would love to see it!
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Ron SuchanekTo Paula LentowichIt's amazing.
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Dee ForteWhat is this?
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Ron SuchanekTo Dee ForteJen says it appears to be a geologic feature. That sounds scientific but she really doesn't know.
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Look! We have entered the Badlandsy region of Montana!
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Dee ForteGreat pic!
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Learning can be fun! To calculate % grade, take the rise in feet, divide by the linear distance in hectares, multiply by π*r to the second power, mix carefully and bake for 30 minutes at 450 kelvin. Cool on baking rack for 2 weeks.
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Bruce LellmanThis is the flower that turns into those big, round, dry, sputnik ball, seed pod things... that are so fun.
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Ron SuchanekTo Bruce LellmanAre you talking about those things that look like giant dandelion pods?
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Bruce LellmanWell, if you want to put it in simple understandable terms, yes, that's the thing. (Why couldn't I have come up with "giant dandelion"?) But isn't it amazing that that little flower turns into such a thing!
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Bill ShaneyfeltYellow salsify.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tragopogon_dubius

----->Bill
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Ron SuchanekTo Bruce Lellman"Giant dandelion" is the Latin term the plant. Pig latin maybe.
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Ron SuchanekTo Bill ShaneyfeltThanks Bill!
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A triceratops skull found in the park
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No matter how many times she's been told, Jen always wants to feed the T Rex
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Li LaBeautiful country. We are thankful you did not get eaten by buffalos, bisons, big foot or dinosaurs. Ride safe.
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Ron SuchanekWe try to avoid large carnivores whenever possible.
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Judy & Sharon Thieme-RahnAt least if she is going to feed the T-Rex, Jennifer should feed it something other than her own hand :-)
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Today's ride: 18 miles (29 km)
Total: 1,067 miles (1,717 km)

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Judith CappausWow! Didn’t know I had mountains named after me! Rough looking terrain. Do not rely on the soil!
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Scott AndersonBeautiful. Reminds me of the landscape east of Capitol Reef.
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Bruce LellmanBadlandsy places are so interesting.
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Ron SuchanekTo Judith CappausI never do
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Ron SuchanekTo Scott AndersonInteresting. I havent been yet but it's on the list.
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Ron SuchanekTo Bruce LellmanThey are. I am trying to ocme up with an appropriate "landsy" response but have come up blank.
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Paula LentowichAdding this to my list of places to see.
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Judy & Sharon Thieme-RahnI think I would like to join Paula & Brett when they decide to go see this magnificent looking Montana Badlandsy place.
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Jen GrumbyTo Judy & Sharon Thieme-RahnYou should!!
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