Wednesday, May 28, 2008

unique

Headed to a long gravel bike race this weekend in the Flint Hills of Kansas—one of the most peaceful places I've been.

From Wikipedia:
"Beginning in the mid-1800s homesteaders replaced the American Indians in the Flint Hills. Due to chert in the soil, farming was not practical, and cattle ranching became the main agricultural activity in the region. Sparsely populated today, the Flint Hills contain most of the remaining tallgrass prairie in the world."

1 comment:

Dr. Bill ;-) said...

Love the photo and the thoughts! Enjoy!!
I really enjoy my Google Alert for Blogs on “Kansas Flint Hills!”
Yours came up today!
Our 22 county Flint Hills Tourism Coalition, Inc. promotes visits to the Kansas Flint Hills – the website is: http://www.kansasflinthills.travel/
Hard to believe it has been over a year now since the 22 page color photo spread in National Geographic’s April 2007 Issue on the Kansas Flint Hills, as a distinctive landscape. We are now working to get the Kansas Flint Hills designated as a National Heritage Area.
We would appreciate a link from your site, to ours, if you are willing to do so. THANKS!
Best wishes!
Dr. Bill ;-)
Personal Blog: http://flinthillsofkansas.blogspot.com/