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New Top Ten!

It’s been almost five years since I posted the “Top Ten Places to See on the Great Plains Trail,” and while some things are going to remain the same, a lot has changed as far as routing and highlights are … Continue reading

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The Journey – Part Last

OK, I can’t believe it’s almost been a month since I posted a blog.  Wow.  Truth is . . . I’m a teacher, and the end of the year was hectic and insane, and I found that I did not … Continue reading

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New Trail Section – Coming Soon!

There’s a place in western Nebraska that I have come to love.  It’s in Oglala National Grassland and it’s simply beautiful.  Great Plains Trail Alliance will be making a return visit to this area next week to route our next … 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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High Points – Harney Peak

In order of elevation from highest to lowest, the next Great Plains state high point is Harney Peak in South Dakota (7,242 feet above sea level).   It’s possible I have mentioned all of this before in the blog, so … Continue reading

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Powwow Highway

Back to films of the Great Plains . . . One of my favorite films of the last (can it possibly be that long?) 25 years or so is Powwow Highway from 1989.  It’s the story of Buddy and Philbert … Continue reading

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