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Polar Bear Tank Race Team Theme Ideas

Posted by on Dec 11, 2015 in Blog, River Adventures, Sandhills Motel | Comments Off on Polar Bear Tank Race Team Theme Ideas

The start of the year is upon us, which means it’s time for the 9th Annual Polar Bear Tank Race, the most wonderful time of year! It’s time to gather your teams, think up a theme, and register for the best and most unique winter event in Mullen, Nebraska. This year’s Polar Bear Tank Race will go to benefit and create awareness for the Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway. The thing that makes the Polar Bear Tank Race so fun is not that you get to float down a river with your closest friends in a stock tank, but it’s the theme and decorations that each team puts into their tank. But what...

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Ice Fishing Tips for Your Winter Camping Adventure in Nebraska

Posted by on Nov 11, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off on Ice Fishing Tips for Your Winter Camping Adventure in Nebraska

The days are getting shorter and the nights are getting longer. While the cold weather hasn’t come quite yet, it’ll be here before we know it. That’s why we’ve put together this list of ice fishing tips for the beginner. Nebraska is full of winter activities and winter camping can be a wonderful experience. By following these ice fishing tips, you’ll be able to incorporate ice fishing as part of your winter camping experience. Our ice fishing tips will help those would-be ice anglers get started in the sport without investing a tremendous amount of money on their next winter camping...

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Canoe vs. Kayak: Different ways to take in the beautiful Sandhills of Nebraska

Posted by on Oct 8, 2015 in Blog, Dismal River Trips, Middle Loup River Trips, Relaxing Accommodations, River Adventures, Sandhills Motel | Comments Off on Canoe vs. Kayak: Different ways to take in the beautiful Sandhills of Nebraska

Autumn is in full swing, but that doesn’t mean we need to pack it on in for winter just yet! The weather is still plenty nice outside and we still have plenty of weeks of comfortable temperatures. Canoeing and kayaking autumn can be a truly beautiful experience as you drift down the river and take in the scenery of the changing leaves. What’s the best way to take in the beautiful Sandhills of Nebraska scenery? What’s the difference when traveling in a canoe vs. kayak down the Dismal or Middle Loup Rivers? We’ll go over some of the main differences in this month’s blog! Canoe vs....

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Tips and Tricks for Your Fall Camping Adventure in the Nebraska Sandhills

Posted by on Sep 14, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off on Tips and Tricks for Your Fall Camping Adventure in the Nebraska Sandhills

Summer’s winding to a close. The days are getting shorter, and the nights are getting longer. Many families plan their vacations during the spring and summer because of nicer weather, easier planning with kids being out of school, and more daylight. That doesn’t mean that your time outdoors has to end however. Fall camping in the beautiful Nebraska Sandhills can be a really great experience. With cooler nights, beautiful landscape, and the proper gear, the Nebraska Sandhills are one of the best fall camping destinations! We’ve got some tips and tricks to make your fall camping in the...

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Start Your Sandhills Bird Watching Adventure: Birding for Beginners

Posted by on Aug 10, 2015 in Bird Watching, Blog | Comments Off on Start Your Sandhills Bird Watching Adventure: Birding for Beginners

There’s something special about birding. Maybe it’s the science of it. Maybe it’s the poetry you can experience while viewing your first rare bird. Maybe it’s just the quiet reflection you have during your quest. Essentially, birding is a lifelong scavenger hunt, and you can play the game across the entire globe. Sandhills bird watching offers some great viewing opportunities for the Sandhills Crane migration and the Sharptailed Grouse and Prairie Chicken mating ritual just to name a few. Birding can be a wonderful—and sometimes life-changing—experience. You don’t have to wait...

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Tips and Ideas for Easy Camping Meals for Your Kayaking or Canoe Camping Adventure

Posted by on Jul 15, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off on Tips and Ideas for Easy Camping Meals for Your Kayaking or Canoe Camping Adventure

There are a lot of things that you need to take into consideration when you plan on going kayaking or canoe camping for an extended period of time. Even if you’re not canoe camping and only plan on being out on the river for a day, you need to make sure that you’ve got enough calories packed in your vessel to keep you going throughout the day. Not getting enough nutrition while you’re out on the river means that you’ll start to feel slower and sluggish. You’ll get tired easily. Once that starts happening, you’ll begin to make mistakes that may end up causing injury. We’ve got...

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