Monthly Archives: December 2017

Donate to GPTA in 2017

Just a few hours left to donate to GPTA and have it count for your 2017 taxes!! 1. Join our Founder’s Club: We are launching our first fundraising drive.  While we have accomplished much in our first five years, there is … Continue reading

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GPT Photo of the Week

It’s cold out there. How about a nice hot desert pic from the trail? Here’s Sitting Bull Falls in southern New Mexico in Lincoln National Forest.  

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Ho Ho Ho Buffalo

Happy Holidays from Great Plains Trail Alliance!

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GPT – Photo (Map this Time) of the Week

The 100th Meridian – long been seen as the dividing line between the West and the Midwest.  It serves as a rough boundary between dry areas to the west, and wetter areas to the east where there is enough rainfall … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week – The Highest Point of the Great Plains

This is it.  The highest point of the entire Great Plains – Fishers Peak in southern Colorado – 9,633 ft.  It’s not geologically part of the Rockies, but instead is volcanic in origin, sits east of the Rockies and therefore … Continue reading

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The Great Plains – A Big Place, but not a “Megaregion”

America has been in the process of becoming more and more urbanized and suburbanized for a very long time.  Apparently, geographers think that trend will continue. The Regional Plan Association has identified eleven “Megaregions” in the United States that together … Continue reading

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GPT – Photo of the Week

Fort Robinson State Park, Nebraska.

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