Terrific opportunities for hiking and birds here! The West-of-Mississippi trip list is up to 140 now. We visited the Nebraska National Forest, Miles Ranch on US 83, Valentine National Wildlife Refuge. Snake River Falls, Fort Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge, Smith Falls State Park and slept in Pierre, SD. Details to follow.
We spent Happy Hour at Platte Valley Brewing and moved on to Thunderhead Brewing – both in Kearney, NE.
Obviously I wasn’t overly impressed with the beer or the places since I haven’t taken the time to write much, but we did like the PEOPLE and the PLACE at Platte Valley Brewing (they had a nice Pale Ale, but overall, nothing really interseting), and we enjoyed the BEER at Thunderhead…well done Peach Ale and Espresso Stout!
Our biggest find was a contact person. I started talking to the guy next to me (a brewer!), and as it turned out, he knew all about where to go for great outdoor activities (and beer!) in Nebraska! I’ll post more later when I have my notes in front of me.