GDTA Spring 2021 Webinars


by Charlene Deck and Keri Bowzaylo This spring, the Outreach Committee presented webinars on trip planning and safety, and gear selection to help hikers prepare for the trails this summer. Trip Planning and Safety Webinar In a Trip Planning and Safety Webinar, Keri Bowzaylo, an ultra-runner, fitness professional, and apprentice…

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Thinking Outside the Donation Box


By Mary Jane Kreisel June is an exciting month for the Great Divide Trail Association! Our volunteer trail building trips in BC and Alberta are about to begin. Hikers from far and wide will soon embark on a thru-hike of a lifetime on the GDT. Others will attempt a challenging…

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Ordering “Tales from the Great Divide”


By Jenny Feick, PhD Tales from the Great Divide, Vignettes on the Origins and Early History of Canada’s Great Divide Trail and Great Divide Trail Association brings to life the memories of many of the ‘originals’ whose vision, idealism, dedication, and hard work over five decades made Canada’s Great Divide Trail…

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Preparing for the Great Divide Trail


by Austin Hager Wow, was I shocked at how much prep is required for a Great Divide Trail thru-hike.  Still more than a month away from my start date, and I have put in well over 100 hours of preparation.  Between my partner Tanya and I sharing the load, it…

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