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North America » United States » Nebraska » Chadron June 26th 2011

Today, I explored Fort Robinson State Park. The park is known for both natural beauty and history, so I spent a day on each. Today is nature. The park is located in the middle of the White River Valley. The valley is the first on the trip that appears like the stereotype of a western landscape, towering bluffs covered in pine trees surrounding a wide open valley. In many ways, it is an appetizer for what is to come. My main activity was a hike to and through the bluffs closest to the actual fort. I used it as a warm up. The landscape is like the ones I will encounter later on a smaller scale. The trail starts by passing through a wide open field with the bluffs in the distance. It’s very tempting to ... read more
Fort Robinson Bluffs
Cookout area
Fort Robinson from the bluffs

North America » United States » Nebraska » Chadron September 8th 2006

Well… Here we are sitting (or in Carl’s case lying) in the back of the pickup somewhere in Chadron State Park south of Chadron, Nebraska. Tonight was our test drive of the “turck camping” experience… I.e., take everything (including the bikes) out of the back of the truck and put it into the front of the truck - except for the camping gear… Quite a puzzle… and tonight we cheated by “storing” some of the stuff beneath the truck! All-in-all it is doable… just takes time - and to think that tonight we did it in the dark!! So what happened today? Statistics Starting Destination: Kearney, Nebraska Ending Destination: Chadron State Park, Nebraska Miles Driven: 400 Backtrack Miles Driven: 9 Yes, dear readers we made the mistake of following the bill-board rather than the map and ... read more




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