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March 2018

Crowsnest Chapter Formation

March 21, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Country Encounters, 7701 17 Avenue
Coleman, Alberta T0K 0M0 Canada
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Want to be part of the new GDTA Crowsnest Chapter Formation? Love the outdoors and hiking and looking to give back to your community? Join us for an information night on March 21 and learn about the Great Divide Trail and the section of the trail that we’re building right here. We are starting a Crowsnest Chapter to help build and maintain this wonderful section of the trail. Come meet members of the Great Divide Trail Association and learn about…

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Great Divide Trail Pub Night

March 22, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
1918 Tap & Table, 1918 Kensington Rd. NW
Calgary, Alberta T2N 3R5 Canada
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The Great Divide Trail Association would like to hear from you, in fact we would like to meet you! Are you looking for some trail inspiration, join us for a relaxing pub night with other people enthusiastic about the Great Divide Trail. This is an all ages event, food and drinks available for purchase. Please RSVP through Eventbrite. Hope to see you there!  

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June 2018

Trip #1 High Rock Trail, Hybrid Trip – Monday, June 18 to Thursday, June 21

June 18, 2018 - June 21, 2018
Free

This year we will be holding 5 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 2018 GDTA Trail Building & Maintenance Trips. Come join us in the mountains – Build trail – Sleep under the stars – Be inspired! TRIP #1 – High Rock Trail, Hybrid Trip DATES: June 18 to…

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Trip #2 Dutch Creek Bridge Building Trip – Sunday, June 24 to Thursday, June 28 – FULL (waiting list only)

June 24, 2018 - June 28, 2018
Free

This year we will be holding 5 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 2018 GDTA Trail Building & Maintenance Trips. Come join us in the mountains – Build trail – Sleep under the stars – Be inspired! TRIP #2 – Dutch Creek Bridge Building Trip – FULL (waiting list…

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Trip #3 High Rock Trail, Hybrid Trip – Monday, June 25 to Thursday, June 28

June 25, 2018 - June 28, 2018
Free

This year we will be holding 5 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 2018 GDTA Trail Building & Maintenance Trips. Come join us in the mountains – Build trail – Sleep under the stars – Be inspired! TRIP #3 – High Rock Trail, Hybrid Trip DATES: June 25…

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July 2018

Trip #6 Original GDT Walking Trip – Tuesday, July 17 to Sunday, July 22 – FULL (waiting list only)

July 17, 2018 - July 22, 2018
Free

This year we will be holding 5 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 2018 GDTA Trail Building & Maintenance Trips. Come join us in the mountains – Build trail – Sleep under the stars – Be inspired! TRIP #6 – Original GDT Walking Trip – FULL (waiting list only)…

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Trip #4 High Rock Trail Signature Trip – Wednesday, July 18 to Sunday, July 22 – FULL (Waiting list only)

July 18, 2018 - July 22, 2018
$100

This year we will be holding 5 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 2018 GDTA Trail Building & Maintenance Trips. Come join us in the mountains – Build trail – Sleep under the stars – Be inspired! TRIP #4 – High Rock Trail Signature Trip - FULL (waiting list…

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Trip #5 High Rock Trail Signature Trip – Sunday, July 22 to Thursday, July 26

July 22, 2018 - July 26, 2018
$100

This year we will be holding 5 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 2018 GDTA Trail Building & Maintenance Trips. Come join us in the mountains – Build trail – Sleep under the stars – Be inspired! TRIP #5 – High Rock Trail Signature Trip DATES: July 22…

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August 2018

Trip #8 David Thompson Heritage Trail Upgrade – August 30 to September 3

August 30, 2018 @ 7:00 am - September 3, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
Free for GDTA Members

The David Thompson Heritage Trail is an important connection for the GDT between Yoho and Banff National Parks, but hasn’t been maintained in almost two decades. This trip will focus on restoring the trail from Cairnes Creek to Lambe Creek in the spectacular Blaeberry Valley northeast of Golden BC. Trip tasks will include removing brush and deadfall and re-establishing washed out trail tread. Depending on road conditions, our first and last days include a up to an 8 km level…

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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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