GDTA Spring 2021 Webinars

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by Charlene Deck and Keri Bowzaylo This spring, the Outreach Committee presented webinars on trip planning and safety, and gear selection to help hikers prepare for the trails this summer. Trip Planning and Safety Webinar In a Trip Planning and Safety Webinar, Keri Bowzaylo, an ultra-runner, fitness professional, and apprentice…

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Thinking Outside the Donation Box

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By Mary Jane Kreisel June is an exciting month for the Great Divide Trail Association! Our volunteer trail building trips in BC and Alberta are about to begin. Hikers from far and wide will soon embark on a thru-hike of a lifetime on the GDT. Others will attempt a challenging…

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Ordering “Tales from the Great Divide”

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By Jenny Feick, PhD Tales from the Great Divide, Vignettes on the Origins and Early History of Canada’s Great Divide Trail and Great Divide Trail Association brings to life the memories of many of the ‘originals’ whose vision, idealism, dedication, and hard work over five decades made Canada’s Great Divide Trail…

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Preparing for the Great Divide Trail

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by Austin Hager Wow, was I shocked at how much prep is required for a Great Divide Trail thru-hike.  Still more than a month away from my start date, and I have put in well over 100 hours of preparation.  Between my partner Tanya and I sharing the load, it…

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COVID-19 Update

Enjoy the GDT safely in 2021 While pandemic recovery continues and the world slowly reopens, the Great Divide Trail Association continues to consider what is best for the health and safety of the trail community that we serve. Staying active in the outdoors is an excellent way to keep your…

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June 2021 Trail and Road Conditions

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Trail Conditions Update – June 14, 2021 While pandemic recovery continues and the world slowly reopens, staying active in the outdoors is an excellent way to keep your body and mind healthy. We encourage everyone who spends time on the GDT this year to do so safely and continue to…

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Spring 2021 Trail and Road Conditions

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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 COVID-19 pandemic continues, staying active in the outdoors is an excellent way to keep your body and mind healthy. We encourage everyone who spends…

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Pathfinder Newsletter – Winter 2021

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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…

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What About Those Parks Permits…?

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The Great Divide Trail (GDT) is unique.  It is wild!  It is rugged!  It is wilderness!  It is pristine!  It is beautiful!  If it wasn’t, it wouldn’t be the GDT.  Let’s keep it that way – it is unique.  It travels through many areas that are particularly sensitive to overuse…

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