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Tales from the Great Divide with Jenny Feick
February 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pmFree
Join Dr Jenny Feick, author of Tales from the Great Divide, Vignettes on the Origins and Early History of Canada’s Great Divide Trail and Great Divide Trail Association for an evening of stories and photos about how the vision for the Great Divide Trail originated and its route devised. You will journey back to the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s when the daunting challenge was to consider thousands of square miles of rough and often unmarked terrain to define and establish the GDT route from Mount Robson Provincial Park, B.C., south to the US/Canadian border in Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta. Over the years, several idealistic individuals felt compelled by the vision of a long-distance trail along the crest of the Rockies. Their dedication and tenacity kept them going in the face of challenging and sometimes even life-threatening adventures, expanding industrial developments and motorized recreational use, financial limitations, and bureaucratic obstacles. The work completed in those early days and in the decades to follow laid the foundation for today’s successful GDT and the Great Divide Trail Association.