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Great Divide Trail - Collie Creek Alternate Route

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Great Divide Trail - Section D (Field to Saskatchewan Crossing) Alternate Route through forest and on floodplain.


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3.4

Miles

5.5

KM

Point to Point

5,365' 1,635 m

High

4,027' 1,228 m

Low

191' 58 m

Up

1,390' 424 m

Down

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

64%

Max Grade (32°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Commonly Backpacked · River/Creek · Views · Wildlife

Need to Know

Resources regularly updated with the latest conditions and other information are:
- GDTA website www.greatdividetrail.com
- Dustin Lynx book "Hiking Canada's Great Divide Trail"
- GDT App
- Ryan Silk's GDT Map Atlas
- Gem Trek maps

Description

Great Divide Trail - Section D (Field to Saskatchewan Crossing) Alternate Route.

This Alternate Route bypasses some of the forest service road walk in the Blaeberry River Valley. It is a combination of an old trail, some bushwacking, and floodplain walking. Additionally, it short cuts the main GDT by about five miles. Some route finding is required. Nice views.

Please see the resources listed above under Need to Know for up to date detailed descriptions and valuable information.

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Shared By:

Joan Pendleton

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The Blaeberry River, looking downstream (southwest) from the new (in 2019) forest service road bridge at Cairnes Creek Campground that is on the right/west bank of the river.
Feb 23, 2020 near Golden, BC
At Cairnes Creek Campground on the banks of the Blaeberry River, a GDTA trail crew packs up to head out on Blaeberry Forest Service Road.
Oct 11, 2018 near Golden, BC
The Blaeberry River with glacial Cairnes Creek flowing into it on the left, seen looking upstream (northeast) from the bridge at the Cairnes Creek Campground.
Feb 23, 2020 near Golden, BC

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