An Origin Story

By Christine Smith My love of the Great Divide Trail happened by chance. It was the winter of 2010 and Rich, my partner in all things great, bought me a book for Christmas. It was Emerson Sanford and Janice Sanford Beck’s Life of the Trail 1 Historic Hikes In Eastern…

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The Best of the GDT

By Brad Vaillancourt & Doug Borthwick Don’t have time to hike the entire GDT and looking for the best day, weekend or week on the Great Divide that isn’t completely booked up (like the Rockwall and Skyline trails)? Check out these outstanding trails that showcase the Best of the GDT!…

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A GDT Honeymoon

By Pete Michelinie and Cassidy Metcalf My wife Cassidy and I took to the Great Divide Trail in July 2015 for our honeymoon and had an amazing adventure. To give you a brief background, I have been in love with long distance hiking since walking the Appalachian Trail after graduating…

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The Great Divide Trail Turns 50

by Dustin Lynx What a delight to come across a booth of eager volunteers promoting the Great Divide Trail Association (GDTA) at the recent Banff Mountain Book and Film Festival. I chatted with Dave Hockey, one of the board members, while he swiped my credit card through a device on…

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New Years on the Great Divide

Frozen Smiles

By Jocelyn Wood An eight minute helicopter ride above snow covered valleys and meadows, past sheer Rocky Mountain faces and a sharp left over Assiniboine Pass across the Great Divide into British Columbia and there I am stumbling out of a helicopter and post-holing my way to the cooking shelter.…

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Hikers’ Forum

Thinking about hiking on the Great Divide Trail and need some help with your planning? Join our Facebook Hikers’ Forum. Chat with past, present and potential hikers about day, section or thru-hiking on the GDT Get advice from experienced GDT hikers Find a hiking partner Join now and become part…

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