View from Millard Ridge

This is looking out toward the end of the Notch Trail. The pinnacles in view seem to be the highest on the ridge, but it is not possible to traverse to them from this viewpoint, and climbing them from the end of the Notch Trail is dangerous because the rock, which is basically hardened mud, is extremely slippery even for the best soles and crumbles under very little pressure; the climbing itself is no worse than Class 4, but those other conditions make it dangerous.

Badlands National Park, SD-- June 2010


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