Thinking twice about wind energy
What I remembered most was the quiet solitude, listening to the gentle breezes brush though the grass against my tent. When I arrived at the trailhead I was appalled to see windmills as far as the eye could see to the north and west.
Being sadly disappointed, I headed further east in search of more Chalk Bluffs that could afford some good photography. I drove all the way to Sterling and could not find one bit of the plateau without windmills.
May 31, 2009
by Stephen Bendit
in Denver Post
It had been about five years since I had hiked and camped at the Pawnee Buttes in Northeastern Colorado, so I grabbed my camera and hiking boots and headed out for the weekend.
The Pawnee Buttes are a small section of the Chalk Bluffs plateau, a 100-mile escarpment that runs east and west near the Wyoming and Nebraska borders.
On the drive out I recalled witnessing the buttes with endless open landscapes, wildflowers galore, a profusion of birds and wildlife, and endless stars at night with no light pollution.
What I remembered most was the quiet solitude, listening to the... [continue via Web link]