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TRIP #11 – David Thompson Heritage Trail Part 2 – Self-Supported “Hike-In” Trip (Full – waiting list only)

August 29 - September 2

Free

The David Thompson Heritage Trail is an important connection for the GDT between Yoho and Banff National Parks, but hadn’t been maintained in almost two decades. Last year, the GDTA restored 8 km of trail from Cairnes Creek to Lambe Creek in this spectacular Blaeberry Valley northeast of Golden BC. We will return this summer to remove brush and deadfall and re-establish the trail tread all the way to Howse Pass at the Banff National Park boundary. For this trip, no motorized support will be available. Volunteers will backpack 8 km with tools and their camping gear to establish a base camp for 4 nights at the base of scenic Lambe Creek canyon waterfall. 

  • DATES: August 29 to September 2, 2019
  • SIZE: 10 people 
  • MINIMAL CAMP SET-UP: Primitive backcountry camping. Volunteers must bring all personal camping equipment.
  • FOOD: Volunteers will bring & cook their own food. 
  • TRANSPORTATION: Carpooling will be organized by the GDTA, gas included.
  • REQUIREMENTS: Trail building experience is not required, but volunteers must have previous backcountry hiking and camping experience and a moderate fitness level. 
  • COST: Free for GDTA Members.

Details

Start:
August 29
End:
September 2
Cost:
Free
Website:
http://www.greatdividetrail.com/2019-trail-building-maintenance-trips-call-for-volunteers/

Organizer

Great Divide Trail Association
Email:
greatdividetrail@gmail.com
Website:
www.greatdividetrail.com