Our Dolly Sods Mapping Project: High Plains

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Updated August 2005

This area begins with the Blackbird Knob trail on the south and extends north to Raven Ridge and Bear Rocks. The area is a mixture of open grasslands, bogs, and isolated forests. With the open grasslands, there are a large number of trails that cross this area. Most of the trails are stitched together sections of old railroad grades, old jeep roads, and animal trails. All names listed are the new Forest Service names as shown on the newly installed signs.

It is our hope that people will attempt to use existing trails and minimize the creation of new trails. Just like high alpine areas, the vegetation does not grow back quickly after being walked on.

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