2019 Thru-Hike Videos

hiker videos

Several amazing videos were made by 2019 GDT thru-hikers.  Here is a list of links to them.  These videos are great watching during the long winter, and when dreaming of next summer on the trail.  Many thanks to all the hikers that made the extra effort during their hike to shoot these videos, and then edit and post…

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Maligne River Swim Adventure

Pristine beauty

by Joan Pendleton This was not supposed to be a swim adventure. It was supposed to be a lovely five day loop on the GDT and one of its scenic alternates. The plan was to hike south from Maligne Lake, up the Maligne River Valley to Maligne Pass on the…

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Winter on the GDT – Assiniboine Escape


by Deborah Yanchula Are you looking for a winter adventure in the mountains and lamenting your hiking boots retired for the season? Mount Assiniboine is the perfect, true winter experience.  Mount Assiniboine is a remote gem, inaccessible by road. It is about 20 km south of Sunshine Ski resort (as…

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GDTA Board of Directors Strategy Session

The GDTA Board and friends

by Donna Rutherford On January 11, Board members, the Organizational Excellence Committee and representatives from other GDTA committees gathered in Bantrel’s comfortable boardroom for some concentrated learning and at times challenging thinking about what makes for a living breathing strategic plan. The retreat was facilitated by Ken Larson of Champion…

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