September 2017 Trail and Road Conditions

GDT Autumn

Trail Conditions Update – September 15, 2017 Cool, wet autumn weather has arrived in the Rockies which means fire hazard conditions have improved considerably but there are still some trail closures due to ongoing wildfire management. Expect fresh snowfall above 2000 metres and wet and muddy trail conditions. WILDFIRES: With the …

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August 2017 Trail and Road Conditions


Trail Conditions Update – August 22, 2017 WILDFIRES: Fire danger ratings in the Rockies are very high and trail closures and campfire bans are in effect. Wildfire smoke is occurring along much of the GDT and is causing poor air quality and reduced visibility. Read wildfire updates regularly and be cautious out there. …

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Pathfinder Newsletter – Summer 2017


Canada is celebrating its 150th year and the GDTA is celebrating another trail building season in the Canadian Rocky Mountains! The arrival of summer also brings the beginning of the 2017 hiking season on the Great Divide Trail. Determined thru-hikers are already beginning their adventures South to North (and back …

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GDTA Crew Leaders Training


By Jeff Gruttz Sure, we all ‘know’ trails BUT are our volunteers fully cognizant of how sustainable trails are built and maintained? When our focus is enjoying the scenery or getting to the next campsite it’s not an easy task to understand how those ‘been there forever’ trails were constructed. …

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