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For some reason tanking seems to be a uniquely Nebraskan activity.  I’ve been informed that there is some tanking activity in other Midwestern states but I’m going to choose to ignore it and focus on the great tanking that’s available on the Middle Loup River. For those of you who don’t know about tanking, it’s […]

Biking the Scenic Byway

Do you want to do something outrageous? Do you want to see the beauty of the sandhills up close with the sun on your face and the wind in your hair?  Then take on the challenge of biking the Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway.  At 297 miles it’s a big enough challenge for even the most […]


Carhenge is completely absurd.  Then again art is rarely responsible or logical, great art even less so.  I’m not going to tell you that Carhenge is great art.  Carhenge is better than great art, Carhenge is fun. You probably won’t stand in awe of it, you probably will giggle, or shake your head and laugh.  […]

Nebraska National Forest

Nebraskans have an interesting relationship with nature.  On one hand we have a deep respect for the natural world and the need for balance.  This manifests itself in our conservation efforts and abundance of state parks.  On the other hand we are not shy about changing our environment to suit our needs and preferences.  This […]

Baxter Black Lends Voice to Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway

The New York Times hails Baxter Black as “…probably the nation’s most successful living poet…” and the Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway is excited to announce that Black will be the voice promoting the Byway on radio spots this summer. Black is well known for his quirky humor, cowboy poetry, bushy mustache and lively stage presence.  […]

Tribute to Nebraska 2013 – by the 2013 Nebraska Agricultural Youth Council. What a beautiful tribute to this great state!

What a beautiful tribute to this great state! It captures the heart and soul of what makes this state so special to those who call it home! Nebraska Agricultural Youth Institute There is no place like Nebraska. Here’s the Tribute to Nebraska video that was played at #NAYI13 Opening Ceremonies. All of the pictures were […]

Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway Interpretive Plan now available!!

Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway Interpretive Plan – April 2013 “The Sandhills is an iconic American landscape, a land that fundamentally changed the way Americans view the country and themselves. Each site encompasses a unique set of stories that connect the site to the theme and the respective storylines…” Please click to read the entire Sandhills Journey […]

Sandhills Hidden Water – a QUEST Nebraska feature

Join renowned nature photographer Mike Forsberg as he documents diverse waterfowl and wildlife across the Great Plains. In Nebraska’s Sandhills, Mike visits with University of Nebraska hydrogeologist Jim Goeke to examine how the hidden waters of the Ogallala Aquifer keep Blue Creek open during the winter months — a haven for geese and trumpeter swans.

Bessey Campgrounds Ready for Summer

The Bessey Ranger District near Halsey plans to turn on water to campsites and the shower house at the Bessey Recreation Complex by Thursday, May 23.  This is the final step in preparing the campsites for the summer season….