When I called Kittson County home, the gravel pits were a favored destination for swimming/skinny dipping for anyone under the age of twenty-three - illegally, of course. I never participated in this activity due to a high level of modesty as well as the fact that I'm a chicken and I don't like getting into trouble. I recently explored the area west of Halma on highway seven and found many abandoned gravel pits that I wish to return to with my camera. I have always described this landscape as primitive. I think the knobbly personality of the old gravel pits make this even more true.