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Pathfinder Spring 2024

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Pathfinder Newsletter – Spring 2024

The Spring 2024 edition of the Great Divide Trail’s Pathfinder Newsletter is now available! This edition features information about the GDT Film Festival on April 11th, an article about spring flowers by Jenny Feick, a story about hiking into Field from Megan Paolini, and a soggy section D and E…

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Pathfinder Newsletter – Winter 2023/24

The Winter 2023/24 edition of the Great Divide Trail’s Pathfinder newsletter is now available!  This edition features articles on trail pioneer Dr. James “Thor” Thorsell by Jenny Feick, a Section B hike by Barb Lauer, a trip north of the GDT by Marg Gmoser and Jim Baker, and many other stories…

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Pathfinder Newsletter – Spring/Summer 2023

This edition of the Pathfinder Newsletter includes important announcements, and information to help plan your 2023 summer on the GDT – hiking and/or volunteering, a report on the recent Film Fundraiser, an adventure story on the GDT, a second installment of our nascent Food Column, special interest topics, and a…

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Cold Soaked Couscous Salad

by Melanie Sampson Oftentimes while summer hiking, I find myself craving something cold, something fresh, something crunchy – something “salad-y”. While I have been known to stuff my pack and lug around heavy tomatoes, cucumber and peppers to get my fix, with a bit of trial and error and my…

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Great Divide Trail Film Fundraiser

by Kate Hamilton, photos by Lisa Belanger The Great Divide Trail Film Fundraiser, brought together outdoor enthusiasts, and supporters to raise funds for the preservation and promotion of the Great Divide Trail (GDT). With a total of 178 in-person attendees and an additional 128 online participants, the event proved to…

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Getting to Know Geartrade

by Michelle Hebenton was founded in 2012 in Okotoks, Alberta by an outdoor enthusiast and entrepreneur who saw a need for an outdoor gear marketplace. Jesse and Michelle took over the reins in 2018, and haven’t looked back! Over the years, this local business has flourished with online sales…

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Rowe Alternate Fun

By Barb Lauer, Most Photos by Lynnie Wonfor Last September (2022), mighty Lynnie Wonfor, her daughter, Zoe, and I hiked the Rowe Alternate as a weekend thru hike.  We had planned to hike the last part of Section A (which we missed earlier that summer), but the weather was too…

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Berry Nice

By Jenny L. Feick, Ph.D. All pictures are by the author unless otherwise credited. Introduction One of the most vivid images I get when I read Tales from the Great Divide is the story Dave Zevick tells about him and Cliff running out of food during a tough week of…

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GDTA Spring 2023 Webinars

In the early spring of this year, the Outreach Committee presented four GDT trip preparation, planning, and helpful advice webinars: These webinars were well attended. For those not able to attend, videos and slideshows of these webinars are posted on the GDTA’s YouTube channel.  Links to these videos and slideshows are…

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