Badlands Mk.24

Place like this ain’t home to the faint of heart.

Definition/Summary:

Badlands

  • Type of dry terrain where softer sedimentary rocks and clay-rich soils have been extensively eroded by wind and water
  • Characterized by steep slopes, minimal vegetation, lack of a substantial regolith, and high drainage density
  • Looks similar to a terrain of volcanic rock
  • Canyons, ravines, gullies, buttes, mesas, hoodoos and other such geologic forms are common in badlands
  • Very difficult to navigate by foot
  • Often have a spectacular color display that alternates from dark black/blue coal stria to bright clays to red scoria

U.S. terrain

  • Barren plateau region of the western US, mainly in southwestern South Dakota and northwestern Nebraska, south of the Black Hills, noted for its harsh terrain
  • Popular all terrain destination for Off-Road vehicles

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