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Strider’s Final Journal Entry

I post Strider’s final journal entry in its entirety here.  It’s a fine read, and a nice closure of an epic adventure that took time, money, planning, and no small amount of gumption to execute. Here’s to Strider!  The first … Continue reading

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Mission Accomplished!

Luke Jordan, aka Strider, has completed the first ever thru hike of the Great Plains Trail!  He did it in impressive fashion, finishing the nearly 2100 miles in 85 days, an average of over 24 miles per day.  All throughout, … Continue reading

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High Plains Hiker

Here’s a link to the article about the Great Plains Trail that appeared in a recent edition of the Rapid City Journal: Rapid City Journal Article

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Missed it by That Much . . .

I’ve been listing all of the places of significant national or state level interest along the Great Plains Trail as it is currently envisioned.  To wrap it up, here are a few more that the trail just misses – usually … Continue reading

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Happy New Year – 2014!

Happy New Year from the Great Plains Trail! I’m excited for the new year because I’m excited about another year of progress on the GPT.  I’m looking forward to routing and mapping more trail and encouraging people to get out … Continue reading

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Interpreting Mystical Poets . . . or . . . Are We “There” Yet?

“Great is the earth, and the way it became what it is,  Do you imagine it has stopped at this? . . . . and the increase abandoned?  Understand then that it goes as far onward from this as this … Continue reading

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Yes! Let’s do it.

There is no doubt that 2012 was a great year for the Great Plains Trail!  We formalized the process of creating a new National Scenic Trail by creating our official organization, Great Plains Trail Alliance, and in March, we became … Continue reading

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