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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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GPTA on Podcasts – Episode 2

The next two podcasts will feature Strider. This first one is from Hiking Thru Life. He will be talking a lot about the North Country Trail, but also quite a bit about the Great Plains Trail. There are some really … Continue reading

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What in the Blazes?. . .

The following is a guest blog written by Luke Jordan, a.k.a. Strider, the first thru hiker of the GPT. Feel free to post a comment and let us know your thoughts on blazes for the GPT. For thousands of miles … Continue reading

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Thru and Back Again

Just finished reading Luke “Strider” Jordan’s book about his 2013 thru hike of the North Country National Scenic Trail.  Reader’s of this blog are well acquainted with the fact that there is such a thing. I’ve posted a number of … Continue reading

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The First Thru Hike of the GPT!

Luke Jordan, trail name “Strider” is marching along on the first ever thru hike of the Great Plains Trail!  Luke gained thru hiker notoriety three years ago when he completed the North Country Trail as a non stop end-to-end thru … 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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Our National Scenic Trails

As far as National Scenic Trails are concerned (and for these purposes I’m not including National Historic Trails or National Recreation Trails), there are currently 11 in existence (three of them were added as recently as 2009).  They represent some … Continue reading

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