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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

A Bucket List of Golf Courses in Kansas

A novice golfer, I decided to create a bucket list of some of the best public golf courses in Kansas. I questioned two of my avid golf friends who regularly travel distances in search of a ...

Posted on August 2, 2012 3:12PM by Cecilia Harris

Cattle Drive: The Moore Longhorn Cattle Ranch Experience

I had always wondered what it must have been like for the cowboys back in the good old days to drive cattle up from Texas to the railroad heads in Kansas. I figured I would never get the chance to do anything like that, because it didn’t happen anymore. I found out this summer I was wrong.While those long-lonely days on the trail ARE over, some Kansans still get on their horses and drive cattle the old fashioned way. The folks at the Moore Longhorn Cattle Ranch lets city boys (and girls) like me come along to help out.

Posted on July 27, 2012 10:36AM by Jeff Ridder

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

Making tracks

Up for a challenge? How about a 51-mile bike ride through Eastern Kansas? Or maybe you can turn that into a trek on foot.Even if you don't want to push your limits, however, you can still enjoy a stroll or short bike ride anywhere along the Prairie Spirit Trail.

Posted on November 8, 2011 10:05AM by Dennis Toll


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