Pathfinder Newsletter

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Come Build Trails with Us: It’s More than Just Work

Ask Canadian Rockies hikers about the Livingstone PLUZ and you might draw blank stares. Often only known by locals, this swath of public land north of the municipality of Crowsnest Pass lies in the shadow of popular recreation destinations like Banff, Kananaskis Country, and Jasper. Its abundance of treasures—the towering…

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Guthook Guides GDT App

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“We hiked Section E last summer and found the Guthook Guides App to be invaluable!  It allowed us to do the less travelled alternate routes with much more confidence.” Lynnie & Barb  The Great Divide Trail guide in the Guthook Guides app is a GPS map-based hiking guide for your mobile…

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An Awesome Weekend Loop on the GDT

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By Barb Lauer For those without the time to do a thru-hike on the Great Divide Trail, you might want to consider a ~45k loop that travels on both sides of the GDT, crosses the divide over two passes, is not well known, is not well sign posted and is…

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Remembering the Titanium Man

On Parade with the Colonel circa 1959

I’ll never forget the first time I encountered Willard Kinzie. In retrospect I had no inkling of how inspirational this man would be in my life, and for so many others as well. It wasn’t exactly a dark and stormy night – there have been a few of those in…

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Member Feature: An Epic Adventure, An Epic Event

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Dan Durston entertained a sellout crowd at Trolley 5 Brewpub in Calgary on the last day of winter, a fitting date as we start to get excited about hiking and camping this summer!  Durston and his wife, T, hiked both directions of the Great Divide Trail, affectionately known as a…

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GDT Route Updates for 2019

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Effective immediately, the GDTA is announcing one change to the main route of the GDT as well as an update on the detour around the trail closures in Waterton Lakes National Park. Waterton Detour – UPDATED July 5, 2019 (Section A) – Most trails in Waterton Lakes National Park have re-opened this…

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Pathfinder Newsletter – Winter 2019

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With less than four months until summer, it’s time to start making plans! This edition of the GDTA Pathfinder Newsletter has some important information for hiking and volunteering on the trail this year. Or if you are still undecided and are looking for inspiration, check out the articles written by David Higgins;…

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