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My Kind of Weather

Kayaking on Wagon Train Lake SRA at Sunrise

When you grow up in Western Nebraska and move east, you never really get used to the heat and humidity, you just learn to live with it. And you learn that when the temperatures turn unseasonably cool in July or August, you get out and enjoy them.

I did just that last weekend, taking advantage of gorgeous weather to photograph two stories: one on Wagon Train Lake and one on tanking, with this stop on the Elkhorn River. Not only was I blessed with cool weather, but I had good light on both ends of the day. I love it when a plan comes together.

It looks like there’s more great weather on tap this weekend. If you don’t have plans to get out, you’d better make some. Who knows … we might be sweating through the typical 90 degrees and 90 percent humidity next weekend.

See you out there.

Swimming at Sunset at Wagon Train Lake SRA
Tanking down the Elkhorn River past Blackshirt Bend

About eric fowler

NEBRASKAland Regional Editor Eric Fowler was born in Hastings, graduated from Ogallala High School in 1988 and earned his Bachelor’s degree from Chadron State College in 1993. After six years as a writer and photographer with newspapers in Chadron and Scottsbluff, he joined the Commission in 1998 as Publications Editor and has been a member of the NEBRASKAland staff since 2001. He has won numerous awards from the Association for Conservation Information for writing and photography featured in the magazine. Fowler enjoys spending time outdoors with friends and family, including his son. His passions include hunting waterfowl, upland and big game, fishing, especially in the Sandhills, hiking, camping and watching the sun rise or set anywhere in Nebraska.

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