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 will take place on July 22 – stay tuned for more details. The GDTA will cease support of the old route…

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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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Winter 2021/22 Trail and Road Conditions

Pristine Winter Wonderland

Trail Conditions Update – November 30, 2021 Winter conditions are here. Snow is falling on the GDT and accumulating at high elevations so expect wet, icy and slippery trail conditions. Boots, hiking poles, snow cleats or snowshoes are recommended. Temperatures are below freezing, so be prepared for winter conditions and short days when travelling…

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2021 GDTA Annual Report

By Brad Vaillancourt, President of the Great Divide Trail Association  At the beginning of the year, we gladly said goodbye to 2020 and we looked forward optimistically to a new start in 2021. Unfortunately, as we’ve all experienced, the pandemic continued and 2021 has produced its own share of challenges…

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2021 GDTA Volunteer Recognition Awards

Each year we recognize the efforts of our volunteers who have gone above and beyond to help us achieve our objectives. This year we want to recognize the efforts of these 7 individuals whose hard work and dedication were a big part of our success in 2021:  Jim Schieck – In recognition of…

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October 2021 Trail and Road Conditions

Trail Conditions Update – October 15, 2021 Fall colours are here, and so is the snow! Winter is coming and snow has fallen at higher elevation on most of the GDT so expect wet, slippery and muddy trail conditions. Nighttime and early morning temperatures are below freezing, so be prepared for…

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September 2021 Trail and Road Conditions

Trail Conditions Update – September 20, 2021 Be prepared for colder temperatures and shorter days when travelling on the trail this month. Due to recent precipitation, some sections of trails may be wet or muddy with snow at higher elevations.  TRAIL CLOSURES AND NOTICES:  CLOSURE – Mount Robson Provincial Park: The Berg…

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