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Off Roading in the Sand Hills

I am the first person to proclaim that there is more to do in Kansas than the average visitor (or resident) is aware of. Such is the case with the Sand Hills in Syracuse.

Here ...

Posted on August 30, 2012 10:45AM by Katy Ibsen

Gravel Rocks! – The Dirty Kanza 200

The Dirty Kanza 200 is a mighty event in the heart of the Flint Hills. Dubbed North America’s Premier Annual Ultra Distance Gravel Race the cycling event may seem like an anomaly to many, but to the good people of Emporia and those in the racing community, the DK200 is a powerhouse that tests the endurance of racers from all over the world.

Posted on June 28, 2012 10:11AM by Katy Ibsen

On horseback at Ride The Flint Hills

When people ask me what I did this summer I am going to tell them, “I vacationed in Beaumont, Kansas.” That’s right! It’s truly an oasis of the Flint Hills—if that’s even possible considering the ...

Posted on May 24, 2012 2:02PM by Katy Ibsen

Adventure Racing at Milford Lake

I have officially added Adventure Racing to my Kansas Bucket List! Just watching these weekend warriors start the Thumper Race near Milford Lake earlier this March, was enough to spark my enthusiasm ...

Posted on March 29, 2012 4:25PM by Katy Ibsen

Bald Eagle viewing in Kansas

As far as my bird watching experience goes, the most memorable experience I’ve had is being up close and personal with a falcon while visiting the United States Air Force Academy. Then, while aiding in a story on birding weekends in Great Bend for KANSAS! magazine, I was intrigued to learn what prime real estate Kansas has for witnessing various migratory birds, but none more special then the bald eagle.

Posted on January 31, 2012 5:21PM by Katy Ibsen


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