Pathfinder Newsletter

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2019 Changes to GDTA Board

At every AGM, we thank departing Board members for their contributions, re-elect members that desire to serve another 3 year term and welcome new Board members.  This year, we say thank you to four Board members who are not returning to the Board.  Each of these four individuals made significant…

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2019 Trail Building & Maintenance Trips

2019 was a very busy year for the GDTA, with more scouting, trail building and maintenance trips than ever before. A huge amount was accomplished thanks to the large number of hard-working and dedicated volunteers. Key accomplishments in 2019: The wettest and coolest summer in the Rockies in decades, but…

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Come Build Trails with Us: It’s More than Just Work

Ask Canadian Rockies hikers about the Livingstone PLUZ and you might draw blank stares. Often only known by locals, this swath of public land north of the municipality of Crowsnest Pass lies in the shadow of popular recreation destinations like Banff, Kananaskis Country, and Jasper. Its abundance of treasures—the towering…

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Guthook Guides GDT App

“We hiked Section E last summer and found the Guthook Guides App to be invaluable!  It allowed us to do the less travelled alternate routes with much more confidence.” Lynnie & Barb  The Great Divide Trail guide in the Guthook Guides app is a GPS map-based hiking guide for your mobile…

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An Awesome Weekend Loop on the GDT

By Barb Lauer For those without the time to do a thru-hike on the Great Divide Trail, you might want to consider a ~45k loop that travels on both sides of the GDT, crosses the divide over two passes, is not well known, is not well sign posted and is…

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Remembering the Titanium Man

I’ll never forget the first time I encountered Willard Kinzie. In retrospect I had no inkling of how inspirational this man would be in my life, and for so many others as well. It wasn’t exactly a dark and stormy night – there have been a few of those in…

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Member Feature: An Epic Adventure, An Epic Event

Dan Durston entertained a sellout crowd at Trolley 5 Brewpub in Calgary on the last day of winter, a fitting date as we start to get excited about hiking and camping this summer!  Durston and his wife, T, hiked both directions of the Great Divide Trail, affectionately known as a…

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