Ailsa’s Travel Theme challenge this week on Where’s My Backpack? at http://wheresmybackpack.com/2014/01/31/travel-theme-dry/ is Dry.
I’ve never actually been to a desert but I guess The Badlands of South Dakota come pretty close. It’s certainly dry there for much of the year and extremely hot too in the summer.
Despite the barren nature of the landscape, there is something fascinating about the various rock formations and colored striations to be found there.
December and January are figured to be the driest months in The Badlands, while much of its annual 16 inches of rainfall occurs in June.
When we visited Lafayette, Indiana, at the end of a fairly dry spell in June of 2012, we found the Wabash River had receded quite a bit from its banks leaving an interesting mix of shells and other bits and pieces on the exposed river bed.