Call-out for a Board Treasurer!

Join the adventure! The Great Divide Trail Association is on the lookout for an enthusiastic individual with a passion for budgets and numbers to take on the vital position of Treasurer. Step into the role, become a key player on the Board of Directors until next September, and have your…

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Pathfinder Newsletter – Winter 2023/24

The Winter 2023/24 edition of the Great Divide Trail’s Pathfinder newsletter is now available!  This edition features articles on trail pioneer Dr. James “Thor” Thorsell by Jenny Feick, a Section B hike by Barb Lauer, a trip north of the GDT by Marg Gmoser and Jim Baker, and many other stories…

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Preparing for a Great Divide Winter

By Jenny Feick, PhD All pictures were taken by Jenny Feick unless otherwise credited. Relatively few intrepid souls traverse the vicinity of the Great Divide during the winter months. Most thru-hikers spend from November to March planning and preparing for their trekking expeditions. Humans, if they travel on the Great…

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Winter 2023/24 Trail and Road Conditions

December 1, 2023 Winter conditions are here. Snow is falling and accumulating on the GDT 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 into the backcountry this winter. Remember that…

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October 2023 Trail and Road Conditions

October 1, 2023 Fall colours are here and so is the snow! Expect trails at higher elevation to be snow covered with wet, slippery and muddy trail conditions. Nighttime and early morning temperatures are below freezing, so be prepared for cold temperatures, morning frost and shorter days when travelling into the…

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September 2023 Trail and Road Conditions

September 28, 2023 Cooler temperatures, shorter days and morning frost are signs that summer in the mountains is winding down. Cool, wet weather this week will include some snowfall at higher elevations so expect wet and muddy sections following periods of rain or snow.  TRAIL CLOSURES AND NOTICES:   ACCESS:  National…

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August 2023 Trail and Road Conditions

August 27, 2023 Wildfire smoke is impacting air quality on much of the GDT. Recent cool weather resulted in snowfall at high elevations but a return to warmer weather this week will likely melt it all. TRAIL CLOSURES AND NOTICES:   ACCESS:  National and Provincial Park Trail Conditions: Banff National ParkJasper…

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July 2023 Trail and Road Conditions

July 28, 2023 Wildflowers are blooming! Expect warmer temperatures this weekend and next week, along with possible afternoon thunderstorms. Most trails are clear and bare, but expect muddy conditions after periods of rain. TRAIL CLOSURES AND NOTICES:   ACCESS:  National and Provincial Park Trail Conditions: Banff National ParkJasper National Park – NEW Submit…

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Pathfinder Newsletter – Spring/Summer 2023

This edition of the Pathfinder Newsletter includes important announcements, and information to help plan your 2023 summer on the GDT – hiking and/or volunteering, a report on the recent Film Fundraiser, an adventure story on the GDT, a second installment of our nascent Food Column, special interest topics, and a…

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