March 20, join us for an evening of stories, photos, videos and hiking advice with the first couple to yoyo* thruhike the Great Divide Trail. In 2017 Dan Durston and his wife, T, hiked over 2200km to complete the first yoyo of the GDT (Waterton to Kakwa and back). At this event, Dan will be telling the story of that trip including tales of the never ending spring snowpack, close calls with wildlife, the remarkable wildflowers of the high Rockies alpine, and how their trip was nearly cut short by one of the most damaging fire seasons in recent history.
If you’ve volunteered on the GDT, are considering hiking even a small section of it, or are even just a little bit curious about what the Great Divide Trail is like, this event is for you! Come hear firsthand from a thru hiking pioneer on what it takes to hike the Great Divide Trail. Dan will also offer planning and hiking tips and answer questions that you may have.
Everyone is welcome! There will also be time for socializing with other GDT backcountry enthusiasts! The first drink is included and additional food and drinks are available for purchase at Trolley 5 Brew Pub.
*Yoyo; To return to beginning along the same route as a thru-hike.
Profits from the event will be invested in the completion and environmental protection of the Great Divide Trail.
When: Wed, March 20, 7:00 – 9:30pm, doors open at 6:30pm
Where:Trolley 5 Brewpub, 728 17 Avenue Southwest, Calgary, AB T2T 4M2
How to Get a Ticket: Tickets are available on Showpass
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Hope to see you there!