August 2014 Trail and Road Conditions

Trail Conditions Update – AUGUST 12, 2014 The GDT is mostly dry and snowfree, and wildflowers are in bloom! As a result of last summer’s flood damage to the trail and bridges, some trails remain closed in 2014 (see below). It is recommended that anyone planning to hike the GDT…

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Pathfinder Newsletter – July 2014

gdt-rockwall

Summer is here and that means it is time to get back up into the mountains! This year’s freshet has been modest compared to last year but water levels are still high and snow is still melting at higher elevations. Trail Maintenance Trip Update Plans are confirmed for our GDT…

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July 2014 Trail and Road Conditions

  Trail Conditions Update – JULY 22, 2014 High elevation sections of the GDT still have some snow patches but trail conditions are improving quickly. As a result of last summer’s flood damage to the trail and bridges, some trails remain closed in 2014 (see below). It is recommended that…

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2014 GDTA Trail Maintenance Trip Update

Plans are coming together for our trail maintenance trip taking place in the Hidden Creek area on the Great Divide and our list of participants for this year’s trip is full. Thanks to everyone who has volunteered to participate in this year’s GDT Trail Maintenance Trip! Trail Maintenance Trip –…

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GDT on Alberta Primetime

Check out Great Divide Trail Association chairman, Dave Hockey and Christyann Olson, Executive Director of the Alberta Wilderness Association on Alberta Primetime: http://www.albertaprimetime.com/Stories.aspx?pd=6361

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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.

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