Monthly Archives: April 2014

Canadian Rockies’ Great Divide Trail revisited

An article in the March 24th Calgary Herald brought back long-ago memories of efforts to establish The Great Divide Trail from Waterton to Mount Robson and beyond. Entitled “Official Status sought for 1,200-km Great Divide hiking trail”, it detailed efforts by the recently reestablished Great Divide Trail Association and its chairman David Hockey to put that dream back on the map. The Great Divide Trail was an idea proposed by […]

Early spring hikes in the Columbia Valley

If golfers can golf, hikers can hike. And both have been going at it for the past two weeks above the shores of Lake Windermere in the Columbia Valley. While the landscape is fairly brown and the lake ice-covered (for a few more days), most of the lower valley trails are dry and snow-free. And the first poplar leaves should appear in the next week or two. Here are some of […]