How to Avoid Road-Walking on the GDT

Awesome Barnaby Ridge

AND OTHER TRAIL UPDATES FOR 2020 By Brad Vaillancourt, Dan Durston and Rogier Gruys While there have been many improvements to the GDT other the past few years, there are still several sections of road walking that offer less than appealing hiking experiences, including the West Castle Road in Section…

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Pathfinder Newsletter – Autumn 2019

Pathfinder-Autumn 2019

This edition of the Pathfinder Newsletter includes articles from our AGM, a walk through Section C of the GDT, a summary of the past summer’s maintenance trips and information on the book launch of Tales from the Great Divide. Enjoy!    2019 President’s Report: Another amazing year for the GDTA!  Volunteer Appreciation: A big shout…

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2019 Volunteer Recognition Awards

Left to right: Dave Hockey, Jenny Feick, Wayne Marshall, Dave Higgins

As you may already know the GDTA is a volunteer based organization that relies on the work and passion of people like you. Every year we recognize the efforts of volunteers who go above and beyond to help us achieve our objectives.  Alistair Des Moulins – For representing the GDTA at…

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2019 President’s Report

High Rock Trail

Well, it was another busy year for the GDTA, and I would like to give you an update on all the progress. First and foremost, I would to thank the Board of Directors for all the work they have done to make all this happen, it has not been easy,…

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2019 AGM Keynote Speaker

Jenny Feick, Original Great Divide Trails Project

This year’s GDTA Annual General Meeting was a celebration of 45 years of the Great Divide Trail Association. It was exciting to see so many members of the original team that surveyed the trail and that started the Great Divide Trail Association in attendance. This included  Jenny Feick, Dave Higgins,…

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2019 Changes to GDTA Board

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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

GDTA Signature Trip Crew

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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Winter 2019/20 Trail and Road Conditions

Snowy trail

Trail Conditions Update – November 26, 2019 Winter conditions are here. Snow has fallen on all of the GDT and is accumulating 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 days when travelling…

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