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Refreshing Getaways on TV

The school year starts soon and if you’re looking for a refreshing family getaway, I’ll have some options for you on my weekly TV outdoor report. Here’s a hint, we’re going paddling! I’ll be encouraging you to check out the rivers least paddled, least floated in the central Nebraska Sandhills area. Rivers like the Calamus, North Loup, Cedar and Middle Loup offer nice scenery, interesting wildlife, solitude, spring-fed water, a gentle current and not overly deep water. They are ideal …

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Beyond BOW Sandhills Tank Float Set for Aug. 24

LINCOLN, Neb. – Women are invited to enjoy a relaxing tank float down the Sandhills’ Middle Loup River on Aug. 24. They may bring their friends or make new ones in this Beyond Becoming an Outdoors-Woman event. The two-hour trip begins in Mullen at 9 a.m. and ends with a Dutch oven meal. The fee is $35. Women must be 18 years of age. Camping is available. Contact Julia Plugge at 402-471-6009, 402-417-3779 or julia.plugge@nebraska.gov to obtain a registration form. …

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While working the Omaha Boat, Sports and Travel Show yesterday, I was reminded about a couple Nebraska rivers not floated much that have nearly constant water levels year-round being spring-fed by the massive Ogallala Aquifer. That reminder was prompted by a good friend in Nebraska’s outdoor recreation scene – float trip outfitter Mitch Glidden of Mullen, NE. Mitch, along with his wife – Patty (she really runs things, sorry Mitch), own and operate Glidden Canoe Rental and the Sandhills Motel …

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