September 2022 Trail and Road Conditions

September 22, 2022 Cooler temperatures, shorter days and the first snowfall and frost are signs that summer in the mountains is winding down. Trails are generally still in good condition but expect some wet and muddy sections following periods of rain or snow.  TRAIL CLOSURES AND NOTICES:   COVID-19: We encourage everyone…

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Call for Board Members – August 2022

Great Divide Trail Association, Calgary, Alberta Backpackers, hikers, outdoor enthusiasts, would you like to share your passion with others? Do you want to participate in responsibly creating an iconic Canadian wilderness opportunity? Do you have 6-10 hours to volunteer each month? The Great Divide Trail traverses the continental divide between…

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August 2022 Trail and Road Conditions

August 26, 2022 Wildflowers are blooming and berry season has started! Most of the GDT is now snow free with the exception of some lingering snow patches at higher elevations. Valley bottom trails at lower elevations are mostly dry. TRAIL CLOSURES AND NOTICES:   COVID-19: We encourage everyone who spends time on…

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July 2022 Trail and Road Conditions

July 23, 2022 Wildflowers are blooming! Above average snowpack and a cooler than average spring have resulted in lingering snowpack at elevations above 2100 metres. Valley bottom trails at lower elevations vary from dry and bare to wet and muddy due to rapid snow melt in the warm weather. Many…

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June 2022 Trail and Road Conditions

June 24, 2022 Spring is transition time on the GDT. Above average snowpack and a cooler than average spring have resulted in lingering winter conditions on much of the GDT at elevations above 2000 metres. Valley bottom trails at lower elevations vary from bare and muddy to slushy and icy,…

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Spring 2022 Trail and Road Conditions

Spring is in the air and this is transition time on the GDT. Valley bottom trails at lower elevations vary from bare and muddy to slushy and icy, while trails at higher elevation remain snowbound. With warmer weather, trail conditions can change quickly from icy in the morning to slushy…

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Get to Know the GDT

by Kelly McDonald The Great Divide Trail (GDT) is very much a “choose your own adventure” kind of trail. While there is only a single route to follow in many areas, there are also a multitude of alternatives to choose from along the way. Some take you to entry and…

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GDT Route Updates for 2022

Section A: No updates. Section B: The High Rock Trail is officially the main route of the GDT this year – woo hoo! The opening ceremony for the HRT took place on July 22. The GDTA will cease support of the old route from Deadman Pass to North Fork Pass.…

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Pathfinder Newsletter – Autumn 2021

This edition of the Pathfinder Newsletter includes articles showcasing adventures on the GDT, accomplishments this year, volunteer recognition, special interest topics, useful advice, and the highly acclaimed “Tales from the Great Divide, 2nd Edition” Enjoy!   2021 GDTA Annual Report: It’s amazing what we’ve achieved this year! 2021 GDTA Volunteer Recognition…

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