Pathfinder Newsletter – Summer 2015


Hello all, Summer is here and that means it’s time to get back up into the mountains! A warm spring has resulted in a rapid snow melt and most of the GDT is snow-free earlier than normal this hiking season. Trail Maintenance 2015 Plans are confirmed for our GDT Trail…

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GDTA Annual General Meeting

The Great Divide Trail Association’s Annual General Meeting will take place on September 29, 2015 at 7:00 pm at the Alberta Wilderness Association office in Calgary. Join us for an evening of storytelling with Dustin Lynx, author of Hiking Canada’s Great Divide Trail, as he describes his solo adventure packrafting…

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September 2015 Trail and Road Conditions

GDT Autumn

Trail Conditions Update – September 23, 2015 TRAILS: Fall is here! Expect snow above 1500 metres, some wet and slippery trail conditions, and night and early morning temperatures below freezing. ELK RUTTING SEASON WARNING: It is elk rutting season until mid-October. Warning signs that read “ATTENTION – Elk Mating” have…

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Maligne Pass Trail Update

Maligne Pass

Update from Nathan Dahl, Association of Canadian Mountain Guides: I just got back from the decommissioned Maligne Pass trail, coming in at the Sunwapta Station and exiting at Maligne Lake. The trail alongside Poboktan Creek is in excellent shape and you should expect no difficulties. After you hit the Poboktan…

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