New Trail Section – Coming Soon!

Rolling hills in Oglala National Grassland

Rolling hills in Oglala National Grassland

There’s a place in western Nebraska that I have come to love.  It’s in Oglala National Grassland and it’s simply beautiful.  Great Plains Trail Alliance will be making a return visit to this area next week to route our next section of trail that will connect our existing (and our first) section of trail named, “Fort Toad.”  This next section will link Toadstool Geologic Park to Edgemont, SD, which is the southern terminus of the 111 mile Mickelson Trail that runs north/south through the Black Hills.  I anticipate a length of approximately 45 miles, but stay tuned for final mileage which will depend on what “shortcuts” might be available.  Enjoy these photos from the area and look for a future post on the section which I intend to name, “Oglala.”

Oglala National Grassland, Nebraska

Oglala National Grassland, Nebraska

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Warbonnet Memorial sits alone atop a windswept hill.

The Warbonnet Memorial sits alone atop a windswept hill.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The GPT will connect to the 100+ mile Mickelson Trail at its southern terminus - shown here

The GPT will connect to the 100+ mile Mickelson Trail at its southern terminus – shown here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sugar Loaf Butte - photo Michael Forsberg

Sugar Loaf Butte, Oglala NG – photo Michael Forsberg

 

 

 

 

 

 

Toadstool Geologic Park

Toadstool Geologic Park

 

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2 Responses to New Trail Section – Coming Soon!

  1. trailsnet says:

    All the more reason to ride the Mickelson Trail in late summer/early fall this year.

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