Monday, October 5, 2015

Makoshika State Park

Glendive, MT  High 79  Low 52

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Makoshika (Ma KO shi ka) is a Lakota phrase meaning land of bad spirits, or badlands. Makoshika became a Montana State Park in 1953 and covers 11,538 acres, which makes it Montana’s largest state park.

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Over ten species of dinosaurs have been found in the park including the Triceratops and Tyrannosaurus rex.

This is a cast replica of a Thescetosaurus skeleton found in the park. There were even patches of skin found which is extremely rare.

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There is a small museum at the visitor’s center with a short movie on the park which is well worth a visit.

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It was really interesting to think that dinosaurs trod the earth where we were camped. This is the campground. No hookups and no cell service. Quiet and beautiful.

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We were the only ones in the campground on Wednesday night.

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This is the official park roadblock. These horses are “owned” but are wild and allowed to roam the park.

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I am just going to post a few of the pictures we took of the park. It really is a place of beauty.

A puppy

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A dinosaur tooth

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No trailers or motorhomes beyond this point.

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Sunset over Makoshika

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And one last piece of advice – Don’t Become EXTINCT – BUCKLE UP. (sorry my picture is so blurry)

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11 comments:

  1. Gotta love it there, especially empty the empty campground.

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  2. Looks like a nice quiet place to relax

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  3. Great place to spend time, especially since you do not have to worry about roaming dinosaurs:)

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  4. How nice that you don't have to share it with anyone.

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  5. That looks like a really beautiful place to be. I'd love for my grandson Liam to see where dinosaurs roamed.

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  6. I like the roadblock. I bet you have a hundred pictures on your camera of that. At least I would have taken that many.

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  7. Never been there and it looks interesting. I'll put it on the list.

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  8. Never been there and it looks interesting. I'll put it on the list.

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