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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Holiday Gift Ideas from the GDTA

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Here are a few winter holiday gift ideas that will be loved by any outdoor enthusiast – tickets to Brian Keating, a membership to the Great Divide Trail Association and the GDT App.  And all purchases will help support the outstanding work of the Great Divide Trail Association.  The GDTA …

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Pathfinder Newsletter – Autumn 2017

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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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Winter 2017/18 Trail and Road Conditions

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Trail Conditions Update – November 13, 2017 Winter is here. Snow has fallen on all of the GDT and is accumulating so expect wet, icy and slippery trail conditions. Heavy boots, snow cleats or snowshoes are recommended. Temperatures are below freezing, so be prepared for winter conditions and short days when travelling …

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2017 President’s Report

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By Dave Hockey The following is the President’s Report as presented by GDTA President, Dave Hockey, at the 2017 Annual General Meeting on October 2nd as a summary of the GDTA’s activities over the past year.  November 2016 to April 2017 the GDTA held many great outreach events such as: …

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High Rock Trail – 2017

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By Doug Borthwick This year, we increased our work on the High Rock Trail significantly, expanding to multiple scouting and trail building trips throughout the summer. A huge amount was accomplished thanks to the large number of hard-working and dedicated volunteers. Some of the key accomplishments in 2017: 27 km …

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Wildfires on the Great Divide in 2017

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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

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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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