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post #16 of (permalink) Old 03-07-2018, 12:19 AM
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Nice Job, Dano. Most impressive.

What is the next adventure?
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post #17 of (permalink) Old 03-07-2018, 05:06 PM
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Excellent videos Dan. Really inspired me to do more research on this fantastic trail now I cant stop thinking about it.
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post #18 of (permalink) Old 03-13-2018, 11:55 PM
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Yeah I'd love to see the trail go further. I think the Peace River would be a nice, natural geographical end point, or maybe a bit sooner at Highway 97 / Pine LeMoray Park.

The GDTA is doing a fantastic amount of work on the trail, so it is being improved at a rapid rate. I encourage people to volunteer on some of the trail building trips this summer that will replace road walking with new trail:
http://www.greatdividetrail.com/get-involved/volunteer/

Maybe in another few years once the GDTA has dealt with the major trouble spots on the current route, they can consider extending it.
That would be a good idea.
I think the route planning through that section though is critical as there are a lot of coal mines and oil/gas exploration happening in that area.
Resupply points are few and far between.
Be interesting.
I like the idea because I live in the Dawson Creek/Tumbler Ridge area and I just feel like there's a lot of potential to develop it into something great.

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post #19 of (permalink) Old 03-15-2018, 12:26 AM Thread Starter
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Yeah huge potential. The Canadian Rockies are so great and lend themselves super well to long trails.

This former GDT hiker is planning on hiking to Hudson Hope this year. He's planned a route here:
https://fordingriver.wordpress.com
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post #20 of (permalink) Old 03-16-2018, 02:47 AM
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Thanks!
I look forward to following yours, and his future adventures.
Hopefully I'll be able to share some of my own.

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