GDT Route Updates for 2023

Section A: No updates. Section B: Additional trail construction continues as we fine-tune the High Rock Trail resulting in a few minor route changes. The new Window Mountain Lake Bypass was completed last summer, creating an equestrian friendly route or shortcut for hikers wishing to skip the lake (which you…

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Winter 2022/23 Trail and Road Conditions

November 16, 2022 Winter conditions are here. Snow is falling and accumulating on the GDT 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 into the backcountry this winter. Remember that…

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Pathfinder Newsletter – Autumn 2022

This edition of the Pathfinder Newsletter includes a few key announcements, and articles showcasing adventures on the GDT, accomplishments this year, volunteer recognition, trail crew fun, event reports, and special interest topics. Enjoy!   2022 GDTA Annual Report: It’s amazing what we’ve achieved this year! 2022 GDTA Volunteer Recognition Awards: A…

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October 2022 Trail and Road Conditions

October 26, 2022 Fall colours are here and so is the snow! Expect trails to be snow covered and wet, slippery and muddy conditions. Nighttime and early morning temperatures are below freezing, so be prepared for cold temperatures, morning frost and shorter days when travelling into the backcountry this fall.  TRAIL…

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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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