GPT Newsletter

We’re sharing our very first newsletter with the world! We hope to publish two of these per year, and maybe increase it to quarterly as time and resources allow. A huge thanks to all of the GPTA board members who made this first issue possible!

Below is a link that should take you there . . .

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Strider Discusses the GPT

Recently, Luke “Strider” Jordan was interviewed on the podcast The Pursuit Zone. He discusses his 2016 GPT thru hike in detail with host, Paul Schmid. Here is a link to the podcast:

http://www.thepursuitzone.com/tpz157/

 

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Supporting the GPT with Your Amazon Purchase

He’s kinda smiling.

There’s a super easy and effective way to support the Great Plains Trail every time you shop for items on Amazon. As a qualified 501c3, we are able to participate in the AmazonSmile program which donates 0.5% of your Amazon purchases to various charities. All you have to do is select us as the charity you want to support.

Here’s how: Just log in to smile.amazon.com using your usual Amazon login, type in and select Great Plains Trail Alliance as the organization you want to support, then shop as normal. It’s easy, and it doesn’t cost you anything extra.

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GPT Photo of the Week

On the open prairie near toadstool.

photo: Ken Ilgunas

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GPT Photo of the Week

Photo: Ken Ilgunas

Buttes and sky in Nebraska!

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Backpacker Magazine Article

Photo: Ken Ilgunas

We’re very excited to announce that we have a very nice article written by Ken Ilgunas (author of Walden on Wheels, Trespassing across America, and This Land Is Our Land) that appears in the latest issue (June 2018) of Backpacker Magazine. Ken did an outstanding job of portraying the trail in a positive, yet realistic light. In short, he gets it. Not everyone will, but that’s OK. Here is a link to the article:

https://www.backpacker.com/trips/great-plains-trail

 

 

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GPT Photo of the Week

For the next few weeks, there will be more pics from the trip for the Backpacker article. This one is from near the Nebraska/South Dakota border.

Photo: Ken Ilgunas

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