The Great Divide Snow of ’74

By Jenny L. Feick, PhD Writing the article on the Snows of the Great Divide got me thinking about encounters we had with snow while doing the field work for Project: Great Divide Trails back in 1974.  Here are a couple of Great Divide snow-related excerpts from the book Tales…

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COVID-19 Update

Enjoy the GDT safely in 2022 While pandemic recovery continues and the world continues to reopen, 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…

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GDT Route Updates for 2022

Section A: No updates. Section B: The High Rock Trail is officially the main route of the GDT this year – woo hoo! The opening ceremony for the HRT will take place on July 22 – stay tuned for more details. The GDTA will cease support of the old route…

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Pathfinder Newsletter – Autumn 2021

This edition of the Pathfinder Newsletter includes articles showcasing adventures on the GDT, accomplishments this year, volunteer recognition, special interest topics, useful advice, and the highly acclaimed “Tales from the Great Divide, 2nd Edition” Enjoy!   2021 GDTA Annual Report: It’s amazing what we’ve achieved this year! 2021 GDTA Volunteer Recognition…

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Winter 2021/22 Trail and Road Conditions

Pristine Winter Wonderland

Trail Conditions Update – November 30, 2021 Winter conditions are here. Snow is falling on the GDT and accumulating at high elevations 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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2021 GDTA Annual Report

By Brad Vaillancourt, President of the Great Divide Trail Association  At the beginning of the year, we gladly said goodbye to 2020 and we looked forward optimistically to a new start in 2021. Unfortunately, as we’ve all experienced, the pandemic continued and 2021 has produced its own share of challenges…

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Reflections from the GDT FKT

By Andrew Cotterell First Day “Today was the hardest and most rewarding day. First part was like the Rockwall, Iceline and Molar Pass. Then lots of willow bushwhacking. Body feels good, muscles are tired. bugs are intense. Love you dearly!! Xxx” –  InReach message to my wife, Megan on day…

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Thru Hiking the Great Divide Trail with a Baby

Author:  Kyle Philibert-Palmer Background:  Kyle & Natasha Philibert-Palmer thru-hiked the GDT in 2021 with their 8 month old son “Toothless”. They write about their adventures, including this hike, on their website http://backpacksandbikeracks.com When we were planning a family, we had one thing in mind: We planned on sharing the outdoors…

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Hiking Saskatchewan Crossing to Field, SOBO

By Barb Lauer Another summer, another section of the GDT completed.  Woohoo! This summer it was Section D, Saskatchewan Crossing to Field (SOBO).  Lynnie and I have now completed more than half of the GDT and feeling better and better that we will eventually complete it all! Section D SOBO…

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