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Southern Badlands: Tracy Mountain and Ponderosa Pines

Saturday, June 24, 2017, 11 am CT - Sunday, June 25, 2017, 2 pm CT

Overnight camp at US Forest Service Burning Coal Vein Campground south of Medora.  Directions may be found here:  or follow East River Road south from Medora @30 miles.  Watch for brown campground sign. Feel free to arrive Friday evening as desired. Explore begins at 11 am CT on Saturday.

Saturday, June 24th: Tracy Mountain and US Forest Service lands just off the northwest corner of Kendley Plateau Suitable for Wilderness will give us the opportunity to talk about oil and gas development moving into the Southern Badlands.  We’ll visit Dantz Creek, the northern “maker” of Kendley Plateau, and revisit the Loey Butte vicinity.  A side jaunt to the Little Missouri River bottoms will allow for a cool down as temperatures warrant.

Sunday, June 25th: A purely for the fun of it off-trail explore of the Ponderosa Pine Research Natural Area

Please RSVP to Jan at

Earlier Event: October 23
BCA 2016 Annual Meeting