2020 Trail Building & Maintenance Trips – Call for Volunteers

The dates and locations for our 2020 trail building & maintenance trips have been set. This year we will be holding 5 trail building trips on the High Rock Trail (near Crowsnest Pass) in June and July, as we prepare to open the first new section of the GDT this summer! We will also be holding one additional trip on the original section of the GDT near Lost Creek. Our trips are generously supported by our awesome premium sponsors MEC, North Face, Teck and Alberta Equestrian Federation. 

Please note that due to circumstances that are sometimes beyond our control, trip models, dates, and locations are subject to change. We will inform you as soon as possible in the event of such change.

2020 Trail Building & Maintenance Trip Schedule:

 
HIGH ROCK TRAIL 

  • Our goal is to complete the final few sections of the High Rock Trail, blaze the route and open it in late July.    

Trip #1 (Hybrid) – Tuesday, June 9 to Saturday, June 13
Trip #2 (Hybrid) – Monday, June 15 to Saturday, June 20
Trip #3 (Hybrid) – Wednesday, June 24 to Sunday, June 28
Trip #4 (Hybrid) – Thursday, July 2 to Tuesday, July 7
Trip #5 (Signature) – Thursday, July 9 to Tuesday, July 14 

LOST CREEK (ORIGINAL GDT)

  • Our goal is to complete the work we started last year to move the GDT off the road and onto the restored Lost Creek Trail. 

Trip #6 (Hybrid) – Wednesday, July 22 to Sunday, July 26 – FULL (Waiting List only)

Trip Models:

 
Hybrid (Trips 1-4 & 6)

  • SIZE: 10-15 people
  • BASIC CAMP SET-UP: Kitchen shelter, fire pit & latrine.
  • FOOD: Volunteers will bring & cook their own food.
  • REQUIREMENTS: Trail building experience is not required, but volunteers should have experience backcountry camping and hiking.
  • COST: Free for GDTA Members.

Signature (Trip 5)

  • SIZE: 20 people
  • ENHANCED CAMP SET-UP: Camp kitchen (including stoves and BBQ), fire pit, solar shower & latrine.
  • FOOD: All food is included, prepared by our head chef and a team of assistants (all volunteers take turns helping out in the kitchen).
  • REQUIREMENTS: Trail building experience is not required, but volunteers should have experience backcountry camping and hiking.
  • COST: $150 for GDTA Members.

Additional Info:

 
The GDTA will organize carpooling (cost of gas included) and provide all trail maintenance tools, training, and safety orientation for all trips. See our Volunteer Guide for more information.

How to Join: 

 
We hope you’ll join us in 2020 to experience all that you have come to expect from GDTA trips: scenic views, camaraderie, fantastic backcountry experience, a glimpse of the Milky Way, a rewarding sense of accomplishment, and so much more! Contact us if you are interested in participating in one of our 2020 GDTA Trail Building & Maintenance Trips and remember that you must be a GDTA Member.

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