Pathfinder Newsletter – Winter 2021

Winter 2021

As we leave 2020 behind and look forward to 2021, the Great Divide Trail Association continues to consider what is best for the health and safety of the trail community that we serve. Even while the pandemic continues, staying active in the outdoors is an excellent way to keep your body and mind healthy. This edition of the Pathfinder Newsletter includes information to help you safely plan your summer on the GDT hiking and/or volunteering, inspiration from past adventures, wildlife appreciation on the Great Divide, news on a nearby coal project, insight into committee activity, a couple of announcements, and a big Thank You to all of our donors after a very successful fundraising campaign. Enjoy!  

  1. COVID-19 Update: Enjoy the GDT safely in 2021.
  2. Our Amazing Donors: Making an impact on the GDTA!
  3. Trail Building & Maintenance Trips – Call for Volunteers: Trip dates for 2021 are now available and we need you!
  4. A Step-by-Step Guide to Planning Your GDT Hike: Step by step basics to bring order to the volumes of detail for planning a successful hike.
  5. What About Those Parks Permits…?: Why they are an essential part of the GDT experience and helpful hints to navigate landing them.
  6. Parks Canada Campground Reservations: Open April 16, 2021 at 8:00am MDT.  
  7. Identifying Tracks in the Snow: The animals are out and about in the winter. Which ones?
  8. Hiking Northover Ridge: The beauty and challenge, all in perfect weather.
  9. A Day on the GDT: The spectacular Carthew Alderson Traverse, a GDT day hike.
  10. Alberta Coal Lease Impacts on the Great Divide Trail: Information on the status of Alberta coal leases along the GDT.
  11. Committee Corner: Insights into what the GDTA committees are working on.

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