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... The canopy overhead was all blue sky with the exception of a couple of isolated storm cells, like the one pictured below in this panorama shot;
I kept thinking I would drive into one, but then the highway would bend and I would miss it. To date, having drove a little over 2200 km I have been rained on for exactly 30 seconds. Overall it has been a very enjoyable trip thus far, but as is often the ...
Today we visited our last 2 NPS sites in Nebraska. First up, Agate Fossil Beds NM. This was the site of a significant fossil find including a "dogbear" with underground dens, a 6 foot tall pig-like animal, and a pony-sized rhinoceros. The theory is that the spot where the fossils were found was a watering hole and as the food sources (vegetation) was eaten up close to the water, animals had to travel farther between the two until they ...
... we had to put up the smaller tent :-( At least we should have some good ventilation tonight! It's great to be back on the road after our stop in Lincoln! Trip Summary 2591 miles driven 53:16 hours in the car 17.5 miles on the trail 13 NPS sites visited 2 National Battlefields 1 National Battlefield Site 1 National Parkway 1 National River 1 National Military Park 2 National Monuments 4 National Historic Sites 1 National ...
... The North Platte River was critical to the pioneers as they went West. The Mormons traveled west on the north side of the river and wound up in Utah. Others traveled on the south side and wound up in California. There were many places we might have stopped but we chose the two rock formations that were landmarks for the Pioneers.
... in central Wyoming before trails branched to different parts of
the West. I love the Great Plains, and the western halves of Nebraska and South
Dakota are where you first get a sense of being in the West, where the trees
are few and far between and higher elevations and dry air result ina deeper
Scottsbluff National Monument is a small unit of the
national park system surrounding a bluff that was one of the ...