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GPT Photo of the Week

This is from a trip to the high point of Oklahoma (one of 5 state high points that the GPT connects with) way back in early 2010.  That’s before I was even actively working on the Great Plains Trail project, … Continue reading

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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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States of Interest

In the previous two blogs, we have looked at all the various places of national interest that the Great Plains Trail will cross.  I believe we’re currently at a hefty 29 places of significant interest.  In this post, we will … Continue reading

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High Plains High Points Continued – Black Mesa

Moving down the list (in terms of elevation) of high plains high points, we come now to the high point of Oklahoma, which is Black Mesa (elev. 4,973 feet) in the far western reaches of the 35 mile wide “panhandle.” … Continue reading

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High Noon

The extensive canyon lands that cover parts of Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas have no all-encompassing name.  The closest thing is the large escarpment called Black Mesa, which is in parts of Colorado, New Mexico and Oklahoma.  In fact, … Continue reading

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