Holly Shiite! 24 miles/day! What an accomplishment! Kudos to Strider and to Steve-O Myers, who is making this daydream come to life.
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, he maintained a workman like attitude, rising early, and knocking out the miles, but more importantly, he did it with a friendly attitude and a grace that made him the perfect ambassador for this fledgling trail. He was received along the route with a mixture of curiosity, encouragement, and hospitality that often went above and beyond what could be expected.
This trail began as an idea, and it slowly evolved into a working plan. From there, it took the courage of Luke Jordan to put it into action, but along the way, we all discovered that the true Great Plains Trail lies in the people who live along its route…
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