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GPT Photo of the Week

Near the summit tower of Harney Peak or Black Elk Peak if you prefer. For what it’s worth, what we humans call it is meaningless. The mountain has been there since long before human beings, and will remain there long … 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 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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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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