Gone Batty

bat1

Summer of 1975, my most frightening and embarrassing hiking moment  by Lani Smith  It was a beautiful calm, warm summer weekend, so we, Glen Byers, Kim O’Brien and myself, gathered at Byers house to plan a weekend hike. Weather looked great, not a cloud in the sky on Friday evening as we made plans to…

Continue reading

Her Odyssey: Introduction

Volcanoes Along the Greater Patagonian Trail

by Bethany Hughes and Lauren Reed The women of Her Odyssey, Bethany ‘Fidgit’ Hughes and Lauren ‘Neon’ Reed, are in the midst of a multi-year endeavor to travel the length of the Americas by non-motorized means. Their aim is to connect the stories of the land and its inhabitants, and…

Continue reading

June 2020 Trail and Road Conditions

trail-conditions

Trail Conditions Update – June 29, 2020 While Alberta and British Columbia cautiously move into the next phases of living with COVID-19, the Great Divide Trail Association is considering what is best for the health and safety of the trail community that we serve. With provincial and national parks re-opened, staying…

Continue reading

Spring 2020 Trail and Road Conditions

Naiset Huts at Mt. Assiniboine

While Alberta and British Columbia cautiously move into the next phases of living with COVID-19, the Great Divide Trail Association is considering what is best for the health and safety of the trail community that we serve. With provincial and national parks re-opening, staying active in the outdoors is an…

Continue reading

Important COVID-19 Message

While Alberta and British Columbia cautiously move into the next phases of living with COVID-19, the Great Divide Trail Association is considering what is best for the health and safety of the trail community that we serve. With provincial and national parks re-opening, staying active in the outdoors is an…

Continue reading

Pathfinder Newsletter – Winter 2020

winter 2020-pathfinder

This edition of the Pathfinder Newsletter includes articles showcasing GDT hiking, information to help plan your 2020 summer on the GDT – hiking and/or volunteering, plans and goals for the GDT’s future, and an upcoming event announcement. Enjoy!   Trail Building & Maintenance Trips – Call for Volunteers: Trip dates for…

Continue reading

Blazing the Trail

New GDT marker

Thoughts on Tagging the GDT By Dave Higgins Sure, there are more up-to-date options available nowadays if you want to follow precisely a defined walking route, or track, through untamed spaces between two widely-separated terrestrial points on this planet. For example, you can purchase a highly sophisticated electronic gadget that…

Continue reading

2019 Thru-Hike Videos

hiker videos

Several amazing videos were made by 2019 GDT thru-hikers.  Here is a list of links to them.  These videos are great watching during the long winter, and when dreaming of next summer on the trail.  Many thanks to all the hikers that made the extra effort during their hike to shoot these videos, and then edit and post…

Continue reading

Maligne River Swim Adventure

Pristine beauty

by Joan Pendleton This was not supposed to be a swim adventure. It was supposed to be a lovely five day loop on the GDT and one of its scenic alternates. The plan was to hike south from Maligne Lake, up the Maligne River Valley to Maligne Pass on the…

Continue reading