South Dakota

The Other Badlands

by Jenna Schnuer on May 29, 2012

Miles of prairie stretched on either side of the highway on the drive from South Dakota up to its lesser-visited sibling up north. Blue skies backed golden grasses and, with oil trucks as my main companions on the route, I found myself crying over the area’s stark beauty. South Dakota had already captured me far […]

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South Dakota’s Badlands National Park

by Jenna Schnuer on May 9, 2012

The photos (shot May 1-4) tell a small part of the story. To just barely start to really see South Dakota’s Badlands–a massive unimaginable otherworldy place–requires days of driving, hiking, and just looking. The first day is all jaw drop. After that, it’s still all jaw drop but you start to recognize the Badlands’ massive […]


The motorcycles passed by as I was stopped for yet another photo session on the Needles Highway in Custer State Park. Both bikes were, let’s call them, sizable. The rust-colored bike was even towing a trailer. When I looped around the hairpin turn at Cathedral Spires and pulled into one of the spaces near the trailhead, […]


Here’s looking at you, kid: the burro edition

by Jenna Schnuer on May 7, 2012

One of Custer State Park’s wild burros (just before he tried to stick his head into the car) and artist Gary Underwood’s fully domesticated pack mule in Hill City, South Dakota.


A Prairie Dog Diptych

by Jenna Schnuer on May 7, 2012


The Badlands

by Jenna Schnuer on May 2, 2012