Boys running to explore the Badlands in Horse Thief Canyon
With no vacation time, we planned weekend trips. As we headed for Drumheller a storm warning was issued, we decided to go anyway, thinking this would make it quieter (Not So).
Arriving there, it was busy, most the local campgrounds were full, we drove to a small campground, Bleriot Ferry. The storm hit as we left drumheller to drop the trailer at the campground, crazy hard rain that only lasted 10 or so minutes. With lots of camping in the grass, we choose to camp in the trees by the river, a little more crowded, but a lot nicer and more protected. This proved to be a huge win, as the rain brought a couple mosquitoes where we were, and swarms in the fields that made up the other sites.
While camping a heavily modified Boler showed up, the lower front extended, which kept a roll out kitchen, and the lower back extended adding storage. A unique and amazing trailer (Regrettably I forgot to get pictures).
With the trailer set up we headed into to town for dinner and to discuss what we wanted to see this weekend. Since other trips we had focused on the Royal Tyrrell Museum, and Dinosaur Provincial Park, this trip we wanted to focus on the other attractions.
This area always struck me as odd, you can be driving along, farmers fields for as far as you can see, then the badlands just appear, huge, but unlike mountains, these huge areas are below, and hidden as you approach.
Cactus in the Badlands
After dinner we stopped by Horsethief Canyon on the way back to camp (picture at the top of this post).
Walking the Hoodoos
The next day we checked out the Hoodoos on the way to the mine (I plan to make the mine my next post).