Today was another longer day of driving than we prefer but there was a goal and it was the Bisti Badlands also known as De-Na-Zin. Nina heard about this area of hoodoos and weird rock structures at this years Overland Expo West and was determined to visit and take photos. So mid afternoon we found ourselves heading south on 371, south of Farmington NM looking for the turn east that would take us to the first of the access areas. Once in the parking lot we set off on a hike of a couple of hours east into the heart of the "badlands".

After the hike we did a bit more exploring of the western side of the badlands area from our vehicle before starting a race against the setting sun to find the eastern most access point. We got there just on sunset and so postponed any exploration till morning and simply settled in for a cold night under the stars.