Ring of Fire Trip - 4000 Miles, 2 breakdowns in 2007

Scenic North Dakota: Click each thumbnail for a larger image.

Most of North Dakota looks like this field east of Jamestown.

A big, grunting bison walked alongside our car when we entered Roosevelt NP..

We were surprised at the variety of things to do in the park.

The beautiful North Dakota badlands.

The badlands are populated by feral horses like these.

These two were quite affectionate. The setting sun and storm made for quite a scene.

A brave bison calf barks at the car.

Bison do not sleep much. I could hear their grunts and footsteps all night.

The sun set, but the weather overnight proved violent and windy.

Evidence of a wet night. Our tent left a dry mark on the grass.

The next morning we saw horses rifling through camp garbage and licking grills.

These camp thieves are an aggressive group.

 Wildlife of Roosevelt NP (my video via youtube):

The Great West: Click each thumbnail for a larger image.



Dates: Summer of 2007, eight days.


States Explored: WI, MN, ND, MT, WY, ID, UT, CO, AZ, NM, OK, KS, MO, IA, IL

Slept in: St. Cloud, MN; Theodore Roosevelt NP, ND*; Gallatin NF, MT*; Box Elder Co., UT; Cortez, CO; Cibola NF, NM*; Lindsborg, KS (*=tent)

Transportation: 2000 LeSabre

Break-downs: Lost two tires in the extreme heat of the southwest desert near Chinle, AZ, and Albuquerque, NM.

New Frontiers: 5 new states. Longest trip to date, at over 4000 miles and in record time!


Trip Diary:

Coming Soon.


From Chicago to Medora, ND. Coming soon.

Medora, ND. Coming soon.

From Medora, ND, to the Yellowstone River Valley. Coming soon.

Yellowstone NP. Coming soon.

From Jackson Hole to the Great Salt Lake. Coming soon.

From the Great Salt Lake to Mesa Verde. Coming soon.

From Mesa Verde to Storrie Lake, NM. Coming soon.

From Storrie Lake, NM, to Lindsborg, KS. Coming soon.

From Lindsborg, KS, to Chicago. Coming soon.

All photos copyright 2007 by J. Bezold All content copyright 2007 by S. Plencner