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GPTA on Podcasts – Episode 3

Here is another one from the podcast series, Mighty Blue on the Appalachian Trail by Steve Adams. This is episode #220 where he interviews Luke “Strider” Jordan about the North Country Trail and the Great Plains Trail. Enjoy! Episode #220 … Continue reading

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Some Reflections on a Great Adventure

On Sunday, I posted the final episode of Clay’s (Pony’s) journey in 2019 on the GPT Pilot Trail. I decided from Episode One that I would read each episode as I posted them, and not binge on them. It turned … Continue reading

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Shameless Fundraising 2019

GPT Enthusiasts and Supporters, It’s not too late to grab a tax deduction for 2019. If you believe that all of America should be embraced and celebrated with trails, and the possibility of adventure (and not just the usual mountainous … Continue reading

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GPT Photo of the Week

Yes, there are a lot of road miles on the Great Plains Trail, but that is by necessity, not by design.  In a perfect world (ha!), the entire GPT would be trail, and the goal is always to move in … Continue reading

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Update: First GPT Thru Hike

Luke “Strider” Jordan has been sailing along and is having a grand adventure as the first ever GPT thru hiker.  He has conquered Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Colorado, Nebraska, and as I write this, he is already half way through … Continue reading

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The Road Less Traveled

We posted this topic recently on Facebook, but I also wanted to open up a wider discussion to any and all potential GPT hikers out there.  Like the North Country Trail, The American Discovery Trail, and the Ice Age Trail, … 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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The Great Plains Trail – A Few More Areas of National Interest

Last week, we listed all of the National Historic Trails that the GPT will cross and added them to the list of National Parks, National Monuments, National Forests, and National Grasslands that will also be crossed by the trail as … Continue reading

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The GPT – New Section of Trail – “Oglala Gap”

Happy Trails!:  Great Plains Trail Alliance is proud to announce the next  section of what will become the GPT.  Our goal is to roll out as many of these sections as we can until the entire length of the GPT is … 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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