On Monday, 7/9, we stopped in Hastings, Nebraska to see my former Ph.D. student and G&S senior mint emerita, Laura Logan.
We parked in a nice little campground in town and drove north through the Sand Hills, which were totally spectacular and a very nice surprise. Neither one of us knew parts of Nebraska looked like this.
The Sand Hills have largely survived intact apparently because the land is no good for farming – corn does not grow in sand. Pipelines can, however. So there is currently a struggle over development in the area, which has the potential to destroy the fragile ecosystem. See Save the Sand Hills for more.
More photos here….