Pathfinder Newsletter

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The Vanishing Trail

Cairnes Creek on the David Thompson Heritage Trail

by Dave Higgins Amazing and improbable as it is, Howse Pass is one of the gentlest crossings of the Continental Divide in the southern Canadian Rockies, yet somehow it has managed to escape the fate of other passes in the region. No road or rail line disfigures it. This despite …

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Volunteer Recognition Awards

Pictured above are Lani Smith, Deb Yanchula, Dan Durston, Vikki McGuire

As you may already know the GDTA is a volunteer based organization that relies on the work and passion of people like you. Every year we recognize the efforts of volunteers who go above and beyond to help us achieve our objectives. This year has been an exceptional year for …

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2018 AGM: President’s Report

President's Report

by Dave Hockey Well, I thought last year was busy, but this year was the busiest so far. We got off to a good start in November researching membership software and implementing it. This took countless hours and although we found out that the program did not meet our needs, …

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Pathfinder Newsletter – Spring 2018

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Welcome spring, from the GDTA! It has been a slow and soggy start to spring, but the hiking season will soon be upon us. We’re excited about this summer season as we are offering more opportunities to connect with the wilderness of the Canadian Rocky Mountains and contribute to the …

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Pathfinder Newsletter – Winter 2018

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While the trail is hibernating beneath the snow, we here at the GDTA are busy preparing for another exciting year of building and maintaining the most spectacular wilderness trail on the planet. Keep reading to learn more about our upcoming trail trips and fundraising events. Included in this issue: 2018 …

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Pathfinder Newsletter – Autumn 2017

Pathfinder-Fall 2017

Summer of 2017 one of the most successful and productive summer’s the GDTA has ever had! Despite the intensely dry and burning conditions in British Columbia and into Alberta, the GDT was busy as ever with more recorded thru-hikers on the trail this year than ever before. This Autumn edition of …

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Pathfinder Newsletter – Summer 2017

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Canada is celebrating its 150th year and the GDTA is celebrating another trail building season in the Canadian Rocky Mountains! The arrival of summer also brings the beginning of the 2017 hiking season on the Great Divide Trail. Determined thru-hikers are already beginning their adventures South to North (and back …

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Pathfinder Newsletter – Spring 2017

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Happy Spring from the Great Divide Trail Association. We’re very excited about this upcoming summer and trail building and maintenance season. There is plenty of opportunity to connect with the wilderness of the Canadian Rocky Mountains and contribute to the protection, promotion and maintenance of the Great Divide Trail. This …

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Pathfinder Newsletter – Winter 2017

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The trail may be sleeping all snug under it’s winter coat, but the GDTA is busy as ever and has some exciting news to share in this Winter edition of the Pathfinder Newsletter, including: The release of our Trail Maintenance Trip Schedule and Call for Volunteers Setting of our 2017 …

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