The rugged North Dakota badlands complement the laid-back charm of tiny Medora for a getaway that promises awe-inspiring views, comfortable accommodations, cowboy eats and even a musical revue.
By Alicia Underlee Nelson
Near the Montana border, you’ll find plenty to explore in Theodore Roosevelt National Park and Medora, the town that sits at the entrance to the park’s South Unit. Here’s our guide for a long weekend getaway.
The Bull Moose Mudrun ran over, under, and through the North Dakota Badlands on Saturday, June 9, 2018.
Competitors and fun runners of all shapes, sizes, and ages gave their best BULLY spirit on a 5k obstacle course like no other.
Theodore Roosevelt himself enjoyed the competition and encouraged the runners at the start of the race.
And then they were off with the endurance and competitive heats out first. (That means they set out to complete the course quickly and do as many laps as possible in the 3-hour period.)
The first obstacle was crossing the Little Missouri River and the second obstacle was where they got their first look at the Medora Badlands Mud. Where most had the choice of taking the high road or going straight through the muddy water – the majority took the mud head on. See what we mean in this video:
You will probably notice you couldn’t keep the runners from smiling. If they weren’t having fun, you wouldn’t have known! This next video comes at you from the highest point in the Bull Moose MudRun Course. Check it out:
And if you like what you see, consider becoming a member of the Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation (TRMF). Perks of joining TRMF include free Medora Musical tickets, free Bully Pulpit Golf Course passes, and our quarterly Rough Riders Review.
You’ve reached the back nine! Your drives were true and your irons accurate. Now the real test of your golf skill begins. We’ll start you off slowly, but once fourteen comes around — all bets are off.
Rattlesnakes will rattle in the brush. Your golf cart will squeal as you question whether or not it’ll make it up the bluff. Captivating vistas await, but so do daunting tee shots and tucked-away pins. You’re golfing IN the Badlands. Not around them, in them. As General Alfred Sully would say, “the Badlands look like Hell with the fires put out.” No golfing experience comes close to this.
You’re rounds almost finished. Plan your shots out and execute them. Just make sure you take the time to appreciate the scenery. Bully! READ MORE »