[at-l] "best" treks around the world

Jim and_or Ginny Owen spiriteagle99 at hotmail.com
Fri Jan 22 20:19:56 CST 2010

Probably so - but that's still a lousy excuse.  Define "recognized" trail.  Parcs Canada 

may not "want" to know about it, but they do. After all, they're the ones who issue all 

the required permits.  And their people are very supportive.  The  only thing they don't 

do is to maintain the trail.  Which, to a large degree, is the point.  Maintenance would cost 



Walk softly, 



Date: Fri, 22 Jan 2010 20:26:58 -0500
Subject: Re: [at-l] "best" treks around the world
From: jim.bullard at gmail.com
To: spiriteagle99 at hotmail.com
CC: dfaddleton at gmail.com; at-l at backcountry.net

On Fri, Jan 22, 2010 at 11:14 AM, Jim and_or Ginny Owen <spiriteagle99 at hotmail.com> wrote:

I find it truly amazing that a Canadian site would miss what I consider to be the best of 
the best.  Especially since it's in Canada. 
Specifically, the GDT (Great Divide Trail) http://spiriteaglehome.com/gdt.html
Walk softly,


Perhaps this is the reason "The GDT is not officially recognized by Parks Canada and therefore is not signed and not always even an actual trail, sometimes merely a wilderness route." (from Wikipedia). If they were listing only recognized trails they might have shied away because of it's status.

Jim Bullard
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