Badlands are one of my most favorite types of terrain. I am endlessly fascinated by their changing erosion patterns, striated hills, ravines, gullies, hoodoos and other mystical geologic formations. They are difficult to navigate on foot, forbidding in their desolateness and magnetic in their theatricality. Many badlands, like the Bisti Wilderness, are relatively close to my home and others I have encountered or sought out on RV trips across the southwest. The badlands of Anza Borrego Desert State Park in southern California are a good place to start. Other images follow; color first, then black and white.