The Flint Hills and Solitude

Pioneer Solitude

Last Saturday, I visited Pioneer Bluffs where this log cabin was home to a family when Kansas was still a territory. Imagine the solitude this family experienced.

1859 Rogler log cabin, Pioneer Bluffs

1859 Rogler log cabin, Pioneer Bluffs

The Flint Hills Today

The building are modern, but it is still several miles to civilization.

Present day Flint Hills farm

The vast solitude of the Flint Hills is evident in the views from hilltops as in this photo taken at the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve.

Tallgrass Prairie View

Tallgrass Prairie View

If something less vast is more to your liking, you may take a walk in the woods,

A walk in the woods near Cambridge, Kansas

A walk in the woods near Cambridge, Kansas

or go wading in a stream. You might catch a crawdad or two and use them for bait in deeper water. (See more water scenes in previous blog entries.)

A Kansas stream

A Kansas stream

I hope you have enjoyed this brief tour of the solitude possibilities of the Kansas Flint Hills.

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4 Responses to The Flint Hills and Solitude

  1. JanD says:

    Fabulous, I would love to live somewhere like that it looks so peaceful, the little log cabin is in a great setting, I can hear the birds singing in the trees, so much space.

  2. Makes me want to visit Kansas. Thank you for a lovely post.

    • Hazel says:

      I’m glad you like these views of Kansas. My state is often under-appreciated when it comes to natural beauty, and I wanted to show it off.

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