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October 2018

2018 GDTA Annual General Meeting

October 1, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Alberta Wilderness Association, 455 12 St NW
Calgary, Alberta T2N 1Y9 Canada
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A hike on the wildside through the Grand Enchantment Trail... Looking for inspiration for your next backcountry trip? The Grand Enchantment Trail, running from Phoenix, Arizona to Albuquerque, New Mexico is a thru-hike similar in length and remoteness to the Great Divide Trail but couldn’t be more different in all other respects - landscape, weather, wildlife, vegetation, season to hike. Alistair and Gail Des Moulins are avid thru-hikers and active GDTA volunteers.  They hiked the entire Grand Enchantment Trail over…

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March 2019

An Epic Adventure on the GDT with Dan Durston

March 20 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Trolley 5 Brewpub, 728 17th Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta T2T 4M2 Canada
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$5 - $15

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…

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May 2019

Backcountry Safety Training

May 23 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
MEC Calgary, 830 10 Ave SW
Calgary, Alberta T2R 0A9 Canada
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$15 - $25
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Join us and find out how to prepare for safe Backcountry Adventures. Gain an understanding of the different considerations in planning adventures. Learn the steps to deal with unexpected emergencies when help is more than 10 minutes away. Discuss the importance of carrying essential items of equipment to enable stabilization of a situation until help arrives. The presentation will look at various options to provide: Emergency food for energy Clean & safe water Communicationoptions ShelterFire starting First Aid Hazards and…

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June 2019

Trip #1 High Rock Trail, Hybrid Trip (Full – waiting list only)

June 13 - June 17
Free

This year we will be holding 8 trail building trips on the new High Rock Trail near Dutch Creek in June and July, continuing construction of the first new section of the GDT in 30 years. Contact us if you are interested in participating in one of our 2019 GDTA Trail Building & Maintenance Trips. Come join us in the mountains, build trail, sleep under the stars and be inspired! DATES: June 13 to 17, 2019 SIZE: 15 people  BASIC CAMP SET-UP: Kitchen shelter, fire pit…

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TRIP #2 – High Rock Trail, Hybrid Trip (Full – waiting list only)

June 17 - June 21
Free

This year we will be holding 8 trail building trips on the new High Rock Trail near Dutch Creek in June and July, continuing construction of the first new section of the GDT in 30 years. Contact us if you are interested in participating in one of our 2019 GDTA Trail Building & Maintenance Trips. Come join us in the mountains, build trail, sleep under the stars and be inspired! DATES: June 17 to 21, 2019 SIZE: 15 people  BASIC CAMP SET-UP: Kitchen shelter, fire pit…

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TRIP #3 – High Rock Trail, Hybrid Trip

June 22 - June 27
Free

This year we will be holding 8 trail building trips on the new High Rock Trail near Dutch Creek in June and July, continuing construction of the first new section of the GDT in 30 years. Contact us if you are interested in participating in one of our 2019 GDTA Trail Building & Maintenance Trips. Come join us in the mountains, build trail, sleep under the stars and be inspired! DATES: June 22 to 27, 2019 SIZE: 15 people  BASIC CAMP SET-UP: Kitchen shelter, fire pit…

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TRIP #4 – High Rock Trail, Hybrid Trip

June 27 - July 2
Free

This year we will be holding 8 trail building trips on the new High Rock Trail near Dutch Creek in June and July, continuing construction of the first new section of the GDT in 30 years. Contact us if you are interested in participating in one of our 2019 GDTA Trail Building & Maintenance Trips. Come join us in the mountains, build trail, sleep under the stars and be inspired! DATES: June 27 to July 2, 2019 SIZE: 15 people  BASIC CAMP SET-UP: Kitchen shelter, fire…

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July 2019

TRIP #5 – High Rock Trail, Hybrid Trip (Full – waiting list only)

July 4 - July 9
Free

This year we will be holding 8 trail building trips on the new High Rock Trail near Dutch Creek in June and July, continuing construction of the first new section of the GDT in 30 years. Contact us if you are interested in participating in one of our 2019 GDTA Trail Building & Maintenance Trips. Come join us in the mountains, build trail, sleep under the stars and be inspired! DATES: July 4 to 9, 2019 SIZE: 15 people  BASIC CAMP SET-UP: Kitchen shelter, fire pit…

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TRIP #6 – High Rock Trail, Hybrid Trip (daily drop-ins available for Crowsnest Pass residents)

July 9 - July 13
Free

This year we will be holding 8 trail building trips on the new High Rock Trail near Dutch Creek in June and July, continuing construction of the first new section of the GDT in 30 years. Contact us if you are interested in participating in one of our 2019 GDTA Trail Building & Maintenance Trips. Come join us in the mountains, build trail, sleep under the stars and be inspired! If you are a resident of the Crowsnest Pass area, we have also created an opportunity for…

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TRIP #7 – High Rock Trail, Hybrid Trip (daily drop-ins available for Crowsnest Pass residents)

July 14 - July 19
Free

This year we will be holding 8 trail building trips on the new High Rock Trail near Dutch Creek in June and July, continuing construction of the first new section of the GDT in 30 years. Contact us if you are interested in participating in one of our 2019 GDTA Trail Building & Maintenance Trips. Come join us in the mountains, build trail, sleep under the stars and be inspired! If you are a resident of the Crowsnest Pass area, we have also created an opportunity for…

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