August 2018 Trail and Road Conditions

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Trail Conditions Update – August 30, 2018 WILDFIRES: Fire hazard ratings have reduced in the Rockies. Rain has improved the air quality somewhat but smoke and haze may be present in valleys due to forest fires burning near the GDT. SECTION A TRAIL CLOSURE: Due to the Boundary wildfire, the GDT …

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July 2018 Trail and Road Conditions

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Trail Conditions Update – July 27, 2018 Alpine wildflowers are blooming! Trail conditions are generally good but expect some wet and muddy sections and a few snow patches lingering at higher elevations. Warm weather means rapid snow melt during the day resulting in high water levels and potentially dangerous creek crossings, so …

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June 2018 Trail and Road Conditions

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Trail Conditions Update – June 27, 2018 It’s transition time on the GDT. Valley bottom trails at lower elevations vary from bare and dry to wet and muddy, while many trails at higher elevation are still snow covered. With warmer weather, trail conditions can change quickly so plan for varying conditions – …

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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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GDT Route Updates for 2018

Effective immediately, the GDTA is announcing a couple changes to the main route of the GDT as well as an Alternate Southern Terminus due to the trail closures in Waterton Lakes National Park. These new routes are reflected in the GDTA map and GDT App. Alternate Southern Terminus (Section A) Sadly it looks like …

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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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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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