Journal for Tuesday, May 13
Laura P., Eric T., Deanna K., Brett G., Jake R., Zach M.
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Seeing the water fall at Devil's Gulch was cool. We got to see where Jesse James supposedly jumped across the gulch and got away from the posse. We got to walk over the bridge and look around at how deep it was and the terrain.
We stopped at a prairie dog town. It was neat to let prairie dogs come and eat from their hands. You can tell this is the time of year they have their babies as when the mom's stood up you could tell their little ones had been suckling the milk.
We were able to see the different colors in the rock at Badlands National Park. We got to walk on the boardwalk and climb around the rocks. The Badlands formed from the bottom of the river - they are basically sediment that formed on the bottom of the river. They formed hills when rain washed into the rocks and made openings. After a long time it eroded the hills. After a good season of rain a foot of rock can be eroded from the hard sediments.
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