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GPT Photo of the Week

The trail to Bear Butte with Lakota prayer flags in attendance – Bear Butte State Park, South Dakota Advertisements

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GPT Photo of the Week

Near the summit tower of Harney Peak or Black Elk Peak if you prefer. For what it’s worth, what we humans call it is meaningless. The mountain has been there since long before human beings, and will remain there long … Continue reading

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The Mickelson Trail in South Dakota

While we’re on the subject of rail trails, one of the best in the country is the Mickelson Trail through the Black Hills of South Dakota.  It’s over 100 miles long and runs from Edgemont in the south all the … Continue reading

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Paha Sapa

When it comes to mountains on the Great Plains, the Black Hills of South Dakota take center stage.  No other major landform of the plains has anywhere near the influence that the Black Hills has on the region’s geography, culture, … Continue reading

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The Creation of the World and Tom’s Hat

To the west of the Badlands, tucked away near the southern end of the Black Hills, and just south of Custer State Park, is a little gem of a park called Wind Cave National Park.  Wind Cave National Park is home … Continue reading

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Around for a Long Time to Come

It’s nice to know that there are some successful trail stories out there.  It’s even better to find one in the Great Plains!  The Maah Daah Hey National Recreation Trail in western North Dakota is one such success story.  The … Continue reading

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