POTD: Makoshika #3

POTD: Makoshika #3Makoshika #3 Makoshika State Park, Montana 2014

There’s a lot of elevation change within the badlands at Makoshika State Park, but the most interesting features occur only in a rather narrow elevation range that is layered with the right combination of harder rock over softer, more erodible material.

I’ve been meaning to mention that the name Makoshika (Ma-ko’-shi-ka) is a variant spelling of a Lakota phrase meaning ‘bad land’ or ‘bad earth’. The above pronunciation is from the park’s web site, but everyone seems to pronounce it as “Muh-kōsh-ika”.

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