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Building the Great Plains Trail.

GPT Photo of the Week – Purgatoire River Canyon

In southeast Colorado, in the Comanche National Grassland, there is an outstanding canyon along the Purgatoire River. It features trails, scenic bluffs, stellar views, and even dinosaur tracks! Yep, you read that right, dinosaur tracks. Advertisements

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GPT – Photo of the Week

Clouds and sky – what better way to describe the Great Plains . . .

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Ecoregions Level IV

Ecoregions Level IV is a beautiful map, but very complex. Too complicated to go over in detail on this blog, so I’ll copy a link to the map and you can have a go at your leisure. It’s unreadable on … Continue reading

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GPT Photo of the Week – Where the Buffalo Rom

I used to be an elementary school teacher not so long ago. This is a part of a third grader’s project on Colorado that was posted in the hallway. As far as I’m concerned, it gets an “A” for Awesomeness! … Continue reading

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What in the Blazes?. . .

The following is a guest blog written by Luke Jordan, a.k.a. Strider, the first thru hiker of the GPT. Feel free to post a comment and let us know your thoughts on blazes for the GPT. For thousands of miles … Continue reading

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GPT – Photo of the Week

Pawnee Buttes, eastern Colorado. It’s fun to get up close and do some exploring around the chalky flanks.  

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Ecoregions Level III

We’re breaking it down now for Level III to just the Continental United States. The entire continent gets too complicated when the finer points start to emerge within the broader regions. Here is a link to the PDF Map: Level … Continue reading

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