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GPT – Photo of the Week – 7/17/17

It’s back to South Dakota this week for no particular reason other than I really like this photo and I really like this place.  This is in Custer National Forest.  The rolling terrain here is spectacular and almost has an … Continue reading

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Thru and Back Again

Just finished reading Luke “Strider” Jordan’s book about his 2013 thru hike of the North Country National Scenic Trail.  Reader’s of this blog are well acquainted with the fact that there is such a thing. I’ve posted a number of … Continue reading

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GPT – Photo of the Week – 7/10/2017

The previous two photos were both from South Dakota, so let’s switch it up a bit and head south on the trail to Nebraska.  This is one of my favorite shots of the Pine Ridge, taken in Oglala National Grassland. … Continue reading

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GPT – Photo of the Week 7/3/17

Oops.  Missed last week (been on vacation), and I’m barely sneaking this one in on Monday due to absence on said vacation.  Here’s this week’s shot from the trail, this time from the famous Black Hills of South Dakota:  They … Continue reading

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GPT – Photo of the Week – Slim Buttes

Here’s a new thing:  Every Monday we’ll post a photo of the week from somewhere on the Great Plains Trail.  This week is a shot from Custer National Forest in western South Dakota. This parcel of National Forest is in … Continue reading

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National Trails Day!

Today (June 3) is National Trails Day.  It’s a time to celebrate trails of all shapes and sizes. From well known long distance trails like the Appalachian Trail and Pacific Crest Trail to local bike paths and neighborhood walking trails. … Continue reading

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The National Trail System Act of 1968

On October 2, 1968, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the National Trails System Act, which among other things, seeks “to promote the preservation of, public access to, travel within, and enjoyment and appreciation of the open-air, outdoor areas … Continue reading

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