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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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Roadside Attractions

Enough of books and movies for now.  Let’s get down to some real Great Plains Trail action!  There’s lots more to come, but here are some photos from a recent outing to eastern Colorado and western Nebraska.  Enjoy!     … Continue reading

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The Wildcat Hills

South of the Black Hills and just south of the town of Scottsbluff, Nebraska is another distinct range of topographical relief on the Great Plains.  This is the Wildcat Hills, an un-eroded remnant of higher lands that now rises above … Continue reading

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Beavers: Corkscrews and Hats

Leaving South Dakota behind and heading south, we come upon the state of Nebraska.  Nebraska has no National Parks within its boundaries, but does have two interesting National Monuments in its western reaches.  National Parks as well as National Monuments … 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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