Much prefer good JUJU to bad! I’ve always enjoyed the way Roosevelt would describe the places he visited, particularly those places and events that inspired him.Medicine Rocks is touted as the spot in Montana with the least ambient night light. The array of stars and the Milky Way were brilliant during the middle of the night, gawking up from our campsite.
The aura of this spiritual place visited by native Americans for thousands of years gave me the strongest "juju" I have felt in recent memory and draws me to want to return there for solace and reflection.
The highest point in the park is a rock named for Theodore Roosevelt, after he camped there in the late 1800's and provided this description:
"The sun was setting when we crossed the final ridge and come in sight of as singular a bit of country as I have ever seen. Over an irregular tract of gently rolling hills ... were scattered several hundred detached and isolated buttes or cliffs of sandstone ... cut and channeled by the weather into the most extraordinary forms; caves, columns, battlements, spires, and flying buttresses were mingled in the strangest confusion ... the sand gave everything a clean, white look. Altogether it was as fantastically beautiful a place as I have ever seen."
I value his words as the closest a man may come to wording a description. But the aura and visual images are not to be described by mere words. View attachment 223983
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