Pathfinder Newsletter – March 2014

Cutting new trail bed

Hello all, After one of the coldest winters in a long time, we are all thankful for the arrival of spring! As the snow melts, let’s cross our fingers that we don’t have flooding like last year and soon we’ll be back up in the mountains and on the Great …

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The Flood of 2013

Unfortunately due to road and trail damage from the severe flooding in south-western Alberta in June 2013, our 2013 GDT Trail Maintenance trip was cancelled. From August 30 to September 1, 2013, three members of the Great Divide Trail Association hiked from Hidden Creek to Baril Creek, assessing damage to …

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Etherington Creek – 2012

Fifteen volunteers spent four days camped on the north fork of Etherington Creek.  A bridge over the main fork of Etherington Creek was built and the trail was reconstructed through the difficult cut-block section leading toward Baril Creek. This work was originally planned for 2011, but logistic issues required it …

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Lost Creek – 2010

This year’s planned trail maintenance in the Lost Creek area has been successfully completed.  Sixteen people took part in a four-day weekend of brush clearing, branch pruning, trail re-alignment and re-blazing.  The goal of completing trail maintenance south to where last year’s work ended was accomplished.