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Announcing the GPTA Founder’s Club

I know.  I know.  I know what you’re thinking and you’re not wrong.  Fundraising is as popular as a blizzard in April.  I get it. That said, GPTA is actually excited to launch our first real fundraising campaign.  Why? Because … Continue reading

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Strider’s Final Journal Entry

I post Strider’s final journal entry in its entirety here.  It’s a fine read, and a nice closure of an epic adventure that took time, money, planning, and no small amount of gumption to execute. Here’s to Strider!  The first … Continue reading

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A Map in the Works

Following the excitement of the first thru hike of the GPT, the goal is now to produce a reasonably workable map for possible future hikers.  The map should be completed sometime this summer in time for the fall southbound hiking … Continue reading

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Mission Accomplished!

Luke Jordan, aka Strider, has completed the first ever thru hike of the Great Plains Trail!  He did it in impressive fashion, finishing the nearly 2100 miles in 85 days, an average of over 24 miles per day.  All throughout, … Continue reading

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Update: First GPT Thru Hike

Luke “Strider” Jordan has been sailing along and is having a grand adventure as the first ever GPT thru hiker.  He has conquered Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Colorado, Nebraska, and as I write this, he is already half way through … 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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