Excellent photos of a fantastic part of Nebraska, which will one day be an integral part of the Great Plains Trail!
For the second time in two weeks, I got to travel west into drier, shorter prairie. This week, our crew attended the Nebraska Natural Legacy Conference in Gering, Nebraska – at the far western end of the state. While there, we explored both Scotts Bluff National Monument and the other parts of the Wildcat Hills. A significant portion of this beautiful rocky landscape has been conserved and opened to public access by a partnership called Wildcat Hills Wildlands, a partnership between Platte River Basin Environment, The Nature Conservancy, and the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. It is a spectactular and under-visited part of the world.
I caught the sunrise at Scotts Bluff National Monument yesterday, and then joined a tour of the Bead Mountain Ranch in the afternoon. Here are some photos from those two places.
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