Nebraskaland July 2021

NEBRASKAland Magazine is dedicated to outstanding photography and informative writing with an engaging mix of articles and photos highlighting Nebraska’s outdoor activities, parklands, wildlife, history and people.

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48 ROCK CREEK LAKE STATE RECREATION AREA Serenity in southwestern Nebraska Story and photos by Julie Geiser Cover: A hot air balloon lifts from the Mitchell Airfield at the Old West Balloon Fest in Scotts Bluff County. JUSTIN HAAG This page: Swimmers enjoy the beach at Lake Minatare State Recreation Area. JUSTIN HAAG, NEBRASKALAND C J T J F E A T U R E S 20 DEAD TIMBER STATE RECREATION AREA Complicated past, but a bright future Story and photos by Jenny Nguyen-Wheatley 26 OUTDOOR NEBRASKA What to Do in July By Renae Blum 28 THE BOOK OF NAMES By Renae Blum 32 YOUR CAMERA DOESN'T SEE LIKE YOU DO Part 3 of 3 Story and photos by Chris Helzer 38 SKETCHING ASH HOLLOW IN 1851 By David L. Bristow, History Nebraska 40 FLOATING ON THE BREEZE A hot air balloon ride is a superb way to enjoy the scenery Story and photos by Justin Haag D E P A R T M E N T S 6 Your Nebraska 10 In the Field 50 Mixed Bag 60 Portraits from the Past 62 The Last Stop O N T H E W E B For more articles and information, visit Nebraskaland (VOL. 99 / NO. 6 ISSN 0028-1964) is published monthly, except for the combined Jan./Feb. and Aug./Sept. issues, by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, 2200 N. 33rd St., Lincoln, NE. Periodicals postage paid at Lincoln, Nebraska, and additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Nebraskaland, P.O. Box 30370, Lincoln, NE 68503-0370.

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