A Sandhills Branding
Unless you live on a ranch, there’s a good chance
never seen a cattle branding. Until a few years ago, such was the case
with me, with my only reference to the tradition coming from watching cowboy
westerns as a kid. Then I was actually invited to a couple. Read
This Dam House
Sleeping atop a river is not for everyone, but for this family there's no place
they'd rather call home.
Days on Ice
Last winter, the Niobrara Ice Jam in Valentine gave participants a unique
activity to Nebraska residents and visitors -- ice climbing in the Cornhusker
Lights on the Plains
Away from its cities, Nebraska has some of the darkest skies in North America.
As light pollution increases in populated areas, stargazers visit the Great
Plains because its clear, dark skies reveal the Milky Way and other wonders
of the night.
The challenge of manuevering over rugged, off-road trails while testing a
rider's endurance has made mountain biking an increasingly popular activity.
Atkinson Comes Alive
Re-enactors demonstrating military activities and daily chores bring this
old army post back to life on summer and fall weekends. As the Lewis and
Clark bicentennial approaches in 2004, living historians will also interpret
Everyone thinks it odd that a 73-year-old grandmother is running a team of
dogs in front of a sled...especially in Nebraska.
Sportsmen Assisting Nebraska's Disabled Sportsmen teams volunteers with disabled
participants seeking time afield.
Erika Anschutz has been winning archery tournaments since she was seven years
old and, at 18, is showing no signs of slowing down. Watch her rise from
local Grand Island shooter to member of the U.S. Archery team.
Out! Timely Tips for Winter Nature Photography
Although winter photography requires an extra level of preparedness, the
beauty of the season can make the effort very worthwhile.
Visit many of Nebraska's lakes and you will find extreme sports on exhibit.
From all ages and walks of life, they do things that make you say, "You've
got to be kidding me."
Clark Raiders--Family-style Muzzleloading
The Camp Clarke Raiders have been rendezvousing twice a year for 30 years,
shooting muzzleloaders, throwing tomahawks and just having fun as they remember
a time gone by.
the North Loup River
Beginning in Burwell's Riverside Park, the North Loup River Canoe Trail features
an exciting run of whitewater and later wanders quietly through a fertile
valley lined with scenic grasslands and fields.
From the rugged Pine Ridge, through the hand-planted Nebraska National Forest
in the Sandhills, to the serene Missouri River bluffs in the southeast, three
great hikes highlight the best of Nebraska's scenic outdoors.
Although we lead complex lives, we are still hunters and gatherers at the
core, and few quarries are as succulently toothsome as the wild morel mushroom.
Life for the Mighty Mo
In the name of progress, man spent much of the past century taming the Missouri
River. Now, we're having second thoughts.
By planning meals before an outing and mastering a few simple camp cooking
techniques, even novices can present tasty, basic outdoor meals to family