The Pine Ridge area of Northwestern Nebraska is a region rich in rolling hills, deep canyons, buttes, and pine forest. It is home to mountain lion, elk, lynx, mule deer, big horn sheep, meadowlark, coyote, golden and bald eagle, various hawks, and many other creatures. It can be -26 in January and 113 in July. It is the traditional homeLands of the Arapaho, Cheyenne, and Lakota nations. Watch the video and view the pictures beneath it to visit this land. Please note that it gets a bit breezy near the end of the video so if you have your volume turned up to hear the birds, you might want to be prepared to lower it a bit at that point. If your browser won’t play the video, please click on “YouTube” in the bottom right corner, and you can view it there. (Video and images are Copyright 2020 Joanne L. Belasco)
The following pictures show the rolling plains east of Chadron, and the buttes and boulders in Fort Robinson State Park, in Crawford, Nebraska. Click on any picture to see a larger image.