Winter 2020/21 Trail and Road Conditions

Snowy trail

Trail Conditions Update – November 2, 2020 Winter conditions are here. Snow has fallen on all of the GDT and is 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…

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The Lovely Larch – Coolest Tree on the GDT

Subalpine larch in the Cascade Mountains, Cathedral Lakes Provincial Park, BC

By Jenny L. Feick, PhD  Every September, thousands of people make the pilgrimage up into the high subalpine reaches of the Rocky Mountains to take delight in the bright yellow hues of a curious conifer, the subalpine larch (Larix lyallii). Unlike other cone-bearing trees, which are evergreens, larches are deciduous like poplars, aspens, and…

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Tales from the Trail: Section G – Kakwa to Robson

Day 3 - Surprise Pass camping - view from the tent 

One Epic Adventure!  By Barb Lauer  After completing the easiest section of the GDT last summer (section C, Field to Kananaskis), this summer Lynnie and I tackled the most challenging section, section G, SOBO from Kakwa to Mt Robson. An amazing achievement that would not have been possible without the help of Dustin Lynx.    Section G is a very difficult section and should…

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