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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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GPT Photo of the Week

You can almost feel the wind.

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GPT Photos of the Week

Scouting trip in the red dirt of South Dakota.  

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GPT Photo of the Week

For the next few weeks, there will be more pics from the trip for the Backpacker article. This one is from near the Nebraska/South Dakota border.

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The Trail Continues in South Dakota

Just got back from a highly successful scouting mission for the Great Plains Trail in South Dakota and North Dakota, the details of which I will describe in  a later post highlighting a few sections. Below are some of the … Continue reading

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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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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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