GSM 2014 August North Dakota - Day 5
Mar 19, 2017Public
Photo: Grandview cabin at Eastview Campground (18 miles north of Killdeer, North Dakota), where we stayed the previous evening. Has a large great room with table, benches and chairs, two couches (one pulls out into a full size bed), two separate bedrooms each with hand crafted full size bunk beds, and a stairs to an open loft with two queen size poster beds. Heat and air. Sleeps fifteen.
Photo: Grandview cabin has a cookhouse nearby (concrete block structure on the right) with dishes, silverware, utensils, kettles, stove/oven, refrigerator, toaster, coffee maker, microwave and sink with potable water, and also a flush toilet and outdoor shower in the same facility. A gas grill is also available, along with fire pits and picnic tables.
Photo: We start our planning for the day's activities.
Photo: This building is the cookhouse and shower.
Photo: The open-air shower was quite an experience (including uneven floor that did not drain), but I challenge you to find a shower with a better view.
Photo: Grandview cabin is well named, as the view of the Little Missouri River valley was truly grand.
Photo: Interior of Grandview cabin.
Photo: View from the loft.
Photo: We continue planning for the day's activities.
Photo: Sherry tries to get a sample from a nearby boulder.
Photo: A salt water injection disposal well: During hydraulic fracturing (fracking), salt water with other chemicals is forced down into the oil/gas well in order to force up the oil. Much of this material comes back up with the oil. It is very toxic and is disposed of by reinjecting it deep underground at a facility like this.
Photo: These tanks store the salt water until it can be injected. (We just hope this vile stuff does not ever find its way back to the surface after it is injected.)
Photo: In the vicinity of the injection well is rolling farmland.
Photo: Trucks fill with salt water waiting to unload for disposal.
Photo: Interesting story.
Photo: A fragment of the "lost bridge".
Photo: Throughout the Bakken Oil Field we saw natural gas being flared.
Photo: The oil producers are so eager to get the oil that they do not wait for the infrastructure to capture natural gas to be built, so the natural gas, the same fuel many use to heat their homes, just goes to waste and contributes to climate change while producing nothing useful.
Photo: In this same area, "nodding donkeys" are stockpiled until needed.