View from the parking area
As we hiked, we found several small washes with recently formed sediment ripples.
There are many beds of lignite coal, some eroded nearly completely away. There are no marked/defined trails in the badlands, so we wondered if the stone on this small mound of coal was original or if someone had placed it there to mark the way back to the parking area.
Layers of reddish-orange rocks were formed by adjacent coal layers that had burned in the distant past. As these layers were eroded, small pieces of red rock spread over the nearby area.
One of the areas filled with hoodoos and other erosional shapes