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  • The Terry Badlands includes 44,000 acres of sedimentary rock. Photo by Ed Wolff

    Treasure State Hidden Gem: The Terry Badlands

    By Ed Wolff Montana is blessed with huge areas of public land, and the Terry Badlands Wilderness Study Area, located 35 miles east of Miles City off Interstate 94, encompasses 44,000 acres of sedimentary rock stacked like layers of cake. Over uncountable eons of time, endless cycles of rain, wind, heat and cold have scared the rock, sculpting an alien-like landscape distorted into pillars of clay resembling mounds of ice […]