The Centennial Trail – South Dakota

Taken from the summit of Bear Butte, the northern terminus of the CT. Photo – Steve Myers

The Centennial Trail (CT) in South Dakota was developed in 1989 to celebrate the state’s centennial year. It runs for over 100 miles north/south through the Black Hills region. It crosses some outstanding scenery and hits highlights such as Custer State Park, Wind Cave National Park, and Black Hills National Forest. We’ve covered this trail before, but now we can do it with more detail. GPTA board member Clay Bonnyman Evans recently returned from a southbound thru hike of the GPT Pilot Trail, and wrote a nice piece on the trail for the online magazine, The Trek.

Here is a link to that article:

The Centennial Trail

Also, look for an updated southbound Pilot Trail Data Book to come from Clay’s hike as well!

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Stories from the Trail – the Video

Here is an excellent short video produced from the KIOS Radio series. Special thanks to Emily Chen-Newton and Joshua LaBure – we are in your debt!

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Great Plains Trail – On the Radio Part Three

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Great Plains Trail – On the Radio Part Two

Here is Episode Two from KIOS Radio and Emily Chen-Newton! Enjoy!

GPT On the Radio – Part Two

 

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Great Plains Trail – On the Radio

GPTA is very excited to announce that we will be featured in a three part radio series on KIOS – Omaha Public Radio starting today (10/23/19) and ending on 10/25/19.  Omaha Public Radio’s Emily Chen-Newton joined Pilot Trail thru hiker (and esteemed GPTA Board Member) Clay Bonnyman Evans as he made his way south from Bear Butte in South Dakota to Scottsbluff in Nebraska. Here is a link to Episode 1.  Enjoy!

The Great Plains Trail Radio Series – Part 1

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Great Plains Music Vol 5

One of my all-time favorites – a beautiful song:

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Great Plains Music Vol 4

Sadly, it is nearly the two year anniversary of the death of Gordon Downie, front man for The Tragically Hip. If you don’t know who that is, it’s probably because you’re not Canadian. He was an absolute giant in his home country.

Here is “At the Hundredth Meridian.”

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