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The Trail: From South to North

I’m always doing things from north to south.  Let’s switch gears and take a general (not too detailed because the route will remain a very fluid thing in many areas for a long time to come) look at the Great … Continue reading

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Why Not? It’s Free!

If you’ve ever driven I-90 across South Dakota, you’d know that the state is not afraid to advertise its charms.  In addition to the ubiquitous signage for the famous Wall Drug, there is also 1880 Town, and one of my … 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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The Great Plains – It’s a National Treasure

The subject came up recently about how many sites of national significance the Great Plains Trail will pass through (in its currently envisioned state, which is subject to variations).  For the sake of this blog post, I will consider only … Continue reading

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High Points – Guadalupe Peak

The Great Plains may be relatively flat in places, but it is not a lowland.  It is high country.  If you were to start at, say, the Mississippi River and work your way westward, you would be on a gradually … Continue reading

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The Highest Point in Texas

To finish off our look at National Parks and Monuments of the Great Plains, let’s take a look at Guadalupe Mountains National Park in Texas.  To be precise, GMNP is not in the Great Plains, but at the northern edge … Continue reading

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Top Ten Places to See on the Great Plains Trail

The time has come to begin to lay down some specifics about the Great Plains Trail.  In recent days, there has been an uptick in curiosity about this proposed trail.  I am delighted to find out that there are more … Continue reading

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