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Santa Fe National Historic Trail, Missouri to New Mexico - Longhorn cattle on the prairie near Dodge City, Kansas. Weather conditions, like huge lightning storms, gave the travelers difficulty. If a storm developed, there was often no place to take shelter and the livestock could get spooked.

Santa Fe National Historic Trail, Missouri to New Mexico - Longhorn cattle on the prairie near Dodge City, Kansas.

#discoverSFNHT Discover nature at Fort Larned National Historic Site -- turkeys

Discover nature at Fort Larned National Historic Site -- turkeys

Kansas Forts and Bases: Sentinels on the Prairie

Kansas Forts and Bases: Sentinels on the Prairie

Replica of the dugout housing used by soldiers when Fort Larned was established in 1859 as Protector of the Santa Fe Trail.  Photo taken by Doug Kuony, 2014.  Dugout | Flickr - posted with permission.

Replica of the dugout housing used by soldiers when Fort Larned was established in 1859 as Protector of the Santa Fe Trail. Photo taken by Doug Kuony, Dugout

Ash Creek Crossing, Santa Fe Trail.  Pawnee County, Kansas.

Ash Creek Crossing, Santa Fe Trail. Pawnee County, Kansas.

Official Launch and CWRT!

Official Launch and CWRT!

Threatening skies build over the Jr. Officer's Quarters and the Barracks at Fort Larned National Historic Site, Protector of the Santa Fe Trail, taken by Doug Kuony, 2014.  Pinned with Permission. Fort Larned #58 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Threatening skies build over the Jr. Officer's Quarters and the Barracks at Fort Larned National Historic Site, Protector of the Santa Fe Trail, taken by Doug Kuony, Pinned with Permission.

Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site

Part 1 of a Series Examining the Connections Between Humans and Nature Along the Santa Fe Trail.

#discoverSFNHT Discover nature at Fort Union National Historic Park -- Indian paintbrush.

Discover nature at Fort Union National Historic Park -- Indian paintbrush.

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