They get their name from the french for "it sucks to hike across this area." (les mauvaises terres a traversers). Okay - it really translates to "bad lands to travel across." It was a really cool stop. There is so much to see - we only had time to drive through the ring road and make several stops along the road. However there is so much more to see.
In some areas the colors of each layer are very different (yellows, reds, gray). In one area the hills looks like little piles of salt that were poured from above. The green in the photos are plants that are attempting to grow.