GDT 2018 thru hike

We thru hiked the Great Divide Trail (GDT) NOBO in the summer of 2018.

The GDT is an 1130 km trail along the great divide in Canada, going between Waterton Lakes National Park (at the US/ Canada border) to Kakwa Provincial Park and Protected Area.

Our start date was July 5, 2018, and we finished the trail on August 23, 2018.

We spent a total of 49 days on the trail including four (4) zero days.

After finishing the trail we hiked out of the remote area around Kakwa Provincial Park down the 70km access road for another 45 km or so until we were able to hitch a ride with a Wildfire Management worker who was managing a fire along the road.

GDT 2018

the “wildest thru hike”


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