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Pathfinder Newsletter – Winter 2023

This edition of the Pathfinder Newsletter summarizes the recent Trail Supporter Campaign and thanks all who participated in it. Additionally, it showcases adventures on the GDT, planning information for this summer, trail crew fun, healthy hiking, and special interest topics. Enjoy!   What’s New: High Rock Trail –  The First Two Years…

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Reflections on Sections F and G

By Dave Higgins I know what you’re thinking – what would possess a guy in his late 60s to even think of attempting the toughest, wildest, most remote part of the Great Divide Trail?  Especially after watching videos of thru-hikers struggling through the ordeal of impassable deadfalls and blowdowns, endless…

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GDT Horseback Adventure

by Brent Wray;  photos by Brent Wray;  videos by Peter van der Gugten I’ll never forget the text message that changed my life. It was from Curtis, a Willmore Wilderness guide and outfitter I’d ridden a 10-day pack trip with in July 2021. “Hey Brent, that guy I was telling you about…

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Backpacker’s Best Burrito Bowl Recipe

by Melanie Sampson Life on the trail is full of the unexpected; weather and trail conditions can quickly change, there may be wildlife encounters, injuries, slips and falls, turn-arounds, fatigue, dehydration…the list goes on! If there’s one thing that a hiker can count on at the end of the day…

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What is the Great Divide Trail Signature Trip?

by Wayne Marshall The Signature Trip is many things. It is Historical The concept began in 2003 while two hikers (Dan Wallace and Wayne Marshall) were walking the Great Divide Trail (GDT) when it just disappeared.  The pair had spent many of the previous summers hiking The Trail and decided…

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High Route Extension on the Great Divide

by Dan Durston North America’s continental divide contains stunning peaks and wild protected spaces which give rise to some of the world’s most renowned hiking trails. Most notably, the Continental Divide Trail (CDT) runs 3100 miles up the spine of the Rocky Mountains from Mexico to Canada. North of the Canadian border,…

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