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GPT – Photo of the Week

This week’s beautiful photo comes from Steven Maul who lives in Nebraska. Here is what he had to say about it, and we couldn’t agree more! Thanks Steven! I tend to focus more on the weather, miles hiked, water supplies, … Continue reading

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GPT Photo of the Week

The North Dakota prairie potholes in spring from an observation tower in Lostwood National Wildlife Refuge – near the northern terminus of the GPT.

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GPT Photo of the Week

The Badlands of North Dakota!

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GPT Photo of the Week

The View from White Butte, the highest point in North Dakota (3,506 ft)

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State Grasses – The Dakotas and Wyoming

The official state grass of North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming is western wheatgrass.  It’s a prairie native, and I particularly like the statement from the North Dakota official state website NorthDakota.gov: “tough native prairie grass, once covered nearly all … Continue reading

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Poetry of the Great Plains – Letter to an Imaginary Friend

  Thomas McGrath (1916-1990) wrote his epic long poem Letter to an Imaginary Friend between 1957 and 1985.  Simply put, it is brilliant.  It has no match in American literature except for maybe Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman, although … Continue reading

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It’s “Butte”-iful Out Here

One of the most distinctive  landforms of the Great Plains is the lone butte.  Nothing says “Great Plains” like a towering monolith reposing in the dreamlike distance – not quite mountain, not quite hill, but an unmistakable and proud feature … Continue reading

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