Pathfinder Newsletter

Below are current articles in our Pathfinder Newsletter as well as previous editions. Enjoy!

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GDT Route Updates for 2019

waterton detour

Effective immediately, the GDTA is announcing one change to the main route of the GDT as well as an update on the detour around the trail closures in Waterton Lakes National Park. Waterton Detour – UPDATED July 5, 2019 (Section A) – Most trails in Waterton Lakes National Park have re-opened this…

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Pathfinder Newsletter – Winter 2019

winter-pathfinder

With less than four months until summer, it’s time to start making plans! This edition of the GDTA Pathfinder Newsletter has some important information for hiking and volunteering on the trail this year. Or if you are still undecided and are looking for inspiration, check out the articles written by David Higgins;…

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Volunteer Opportunity – Marketing Position

Volunteer opportunities

The Great Divide Trail Association is an active organization with significant growth in 2018 and we are looking for an individual to take on the responsibilities of marketing and outreach. Some of our key accomplishments in 2018 include: Membership grew by about +30%. Significant work going into the planning, designing, constructing and…

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In Memoriam – Bruce Parkin

Bruce Parkin

By David Higgins Oddly, for someone who’s been closely involved with the Great Divide Trail for 45 of his 65 years, section-hiking the entire GDT – let alone thru-hiking it, where you knock the whole thing off in one go – is a notion that has never come into my…

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Section D Facelift

Howse floodplain route

By Brad Vaillancourt and Dan Durston Every family has its black sheep and the GDT is no different. Section D – Field to the Crossing – has an infamous and long-standing reputation of being the worst section of the GDT, demanding blood, sweat and tears from thru-hikers while providing very little…

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Pathfinder Newsletter – Summer/Autumn 2018

Pathfinder-Fall 2018

Summer of 2018 was very busy for the GDTA, with more trail building and maintenance trips than ever before! Despite another bad wildfire season, the GDT was as busy as ever with record numbers of thru-hikers on the trail. Read more about our recent events and activities in this edition…

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2018 Trail Building & Maintenance Trips

Base camp

2018 was a very busy year for the GDTA, with more Signature, Hybrid, Walking, Bridge-building, and Scouting trips than ever before! A huge amount was accomplished thanks to the large number of hard-working and dedicated volunteers. Key accomplishments in 2018: 90 km of the Original Great Divide Trail cleared and…

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