An Epic Adventure on the Great Divide Trail…
Join us for an evening of stories, photos, videos and hiking advice with the first person to “yo-yo thru-hike”* the Great Divide Trail. In 2017, Dan Durston and his wife Tara, hiked over 2200 km to complete the first yo-yo thru-hike of the GDT (Waterton to Kakwa and back). At this event, Dan will be telling the story of that trip including tales of the never ending spring snowpack, close calls with wildlife, the remarkable wildflowers of the high Rockies alpine, and how their trip was nearly cut short by one of the most damaging wildfire seasons in recent history.
*Yo-yo thru-hike refers to a hike that traverses the length of a trail and then, upon reaching the end of the trail, the hiker turns around and hikes the entire length of the trail again, going in the opposite direction.
If you’ve volunteered on the GDT, are considering hiking even a small section of it, or are even just a little bit curious about what the Great Divide Trail is like, this event is for you! Come hear firsthand from a thru hiking pioneer on what it takes to hike the Great Divide Trail. Dan will also offer planning and hiking tips and answer questions that you may have.
Everyone is welcome! There will also be time for socializing with other GDT backcountry enthusiasts!
Profits from the event will be invested in the completion and environmental protection of the Great Divide Trail.
Cost (including 1st drink): $5 GDTA Members, $15 Regular. Click here to learn more about becoming a GDTA member.
The doors will open at 6:30 pm and the talk will start at 7:00 pm.
When: Wednesday, March 20, 7:00 – 9:30pm, doors open at 6:30pm
Where:Trolley 5 Brewpub, 728 17th Avenue SW, Calgary AB
How to Get a Ticket: Tickets are available on Showpass