PHOTOS OF THE SLOPE COUNTY
NORTH DAKOTA COUNTRYSIDE
UPDATED 2004. SCROLL DOWN FOR NEW PHOTOS.
Slope County sign on Highway 85 entering from the north.
road from Amidon to Marmarth. Slope County Highway 4417 just west of Amidon.
Three photos taken during the back road drive from Amidon to Marmarth.
Countryside near White Butte the highest point in North Dakota
Ranch near Amidon
1000 people yet??
Cattle grazing the grassland just west of Marmarth. US12 in foreground of both photos.
Landscape shots in Slope County.
BADLANDS OF SLOPE COUNTY
These Badlands are just north west of Marmarth. From Marmarth take US
12 west about one mile. There is a brown highway sign with a picture of
binoculars and an arrow pointing right (north). Turn down that gravel
road. The road goes for miles and has some nice views of the Little
Missouri River too.
up view of Badland formation. It is clay subjected to heat, cold, wind,
rain, snow, and probably the occasional UFO encounter.
The Little Missouri River. More beauty in the bleakness of Slope County landscape.
PHOTOS TAKEN IN BOWMAN COUNTY
Just south of Slope County is Bowman County. It sits in the very SW
corner of North Dakota. Oil wells are frequently seen driving the back
roads in Bowman County. Though not in Slope County, I thought the
following photos worthy of posting.
buffalo no longer wander free in North Dakota. Some roaming herds exist
in the Roosevelt National Parks but they're not allowed out of the
park. Imagine my surprise to see buffalo on a back road in Bowman
County southwest of Rhame, ND. They'd found a weak spot in a fenceline
and were out enjoying a stroll along this county road. I stopped at a
nearby ranch to report the escapees and a rancher on an ATV soon showed
up to herd them back home.
Badland formation near the escaped buffalo.
Elephant Butte, also called Sunset Butte SW of Rhame, ND. When
approaching the butte from the east, it looks like an elephant resting
on the ground. This head on view does not provide the elephant effect
but it is a pretty piece of Nature's Work.
All photos ©1999,2004 Jim Attwood
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