August 2018 Trail and Road Conditions

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Trail Conditions Update – August 20, 2018 WILDFIRES: Fire hazard ratings are high or extreme in the Rockies. Smoke/haze is present in valleys due to forest fires burning near the GDT and is causing poor air quality and reduced visibility. SECTION A CLOSURE: The Sage Creek Wildfire is burning within 5 km …

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July 2018 Trail and Road Conditions

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Trail Conditions Update – July 27, 2018 Alpine wildflowers are blooming! Trail conditions are generally good but expect some wet and muddy sections and a few snow patches lingering at higher elevations. Warm weather means rapid snow melt during the day resulting in high water levels and potentially dangerous creek crossings, so …

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June 2018 Trail and Road Conditions

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Trail Conditions Update – June 27, 2018 It’s transition time on the GDT. Valley bottom trails at lower elevations vary from bare and dry to wet and muddy, while many trails at higher elevation are still snow covered. With warmer weather, trail conditions can change quickly so plan for varying conditions – …

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Pathfinder Newsletter – Spring 2018

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Welcome spring, from the GDTA! It has been a slow and soggy start to spring, but the hiking season will soon be upon us. We’re excited about this summer season as we are offering more opportunities to connect with the wilderness of the Canadian Rocky Mountains and contribute to the …

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