This week, I attended the Nebraska Natural Legacy Conference, an annual gathering of conservation staff and Master Naturalist volunteers from across the state. Prior to the conference, I had time to make quick visits to a couple well-known landmarks in the Nebraska panhandle. The night before the conference, I stopped at Courthouse and Jail Rocks near Bridgeport. The next morning, I got up early enough to catch nice light at Scottsbluff National Monument near Gering. Both sites were important landmarks for travelers on the Oregon Trail but also represent significant memories from my childhood in the Nebraska panhandle.
Here are some photos from those short visits.