Wildfires on the Great Divide in 2017


It was a hot and dry summer in the Canadian Rockies, and fire hazard conditions along the Great Divide were extremely high for most of the hiking season. Due to these extreme conditions, the summer of 2017 was one of the worst wildfire seasons on record in Western Canada and …

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Paula Duncan’s Great Divide Trail


Paula Duncan, one of the first women to solo hike the Great Divide Trail, entertained a sold out crowd at the GDTA AGM on October 2nd, 2017. Paula kicked off her talk with why she prefers solo hiking. “I like it for many reasons, the most compelling of which is …

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October 2017 Trail and Road Conditions

Fall on the GDT

Trail Conditions Update – October 23, 2017 Fall colours are here, and so is the snow! Snow has fallen on most of the GDT and is accumulating at higher elevations. Expect snow above 1500 metres with wet, icy and slippery trail conditions, and wet and muddy sections at lower elevations …

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September 2017 Trail and Road Conditions

GDT Autumn

Trail Conditions Update – September 26, 2017 Cool, wet autumn weather has arrived in the Rockies. Expect fresh snowfall above 1700 metres and wet and muddy trail conditions. Be prepared for colder temperatures and shorter days when travelling on the trail this fall. WILDFIRES: With the recent wet and cool …

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