Kelly McDonald

I’m Kelly, an IT consultant hailing from Calgary, Alberta, Canada. As a youth, my fondest memories were of camping, hiking and backpacking in the front ranges of the Canadian Rockies. Thirty years later (my god has it been that long), I still vividly recall the first time I climbed the head-wall into Three Isle Lake and boiling up hot dogs on the top of Heart Mountain. As a father of two, I try to get out into the wilderness as often as I can, passing a spirit of outdoor adventure onto my kids. Over the past few years I’ve had a blast exploring the West Coast Trail on Vancouver Island, the Teton Crest Trail in Wyoming, and Petain Basin in British Columbia. As a board member of the Outdoor Council of Canada, I strongly believe that everyone should have access to high quality outdoor experiences. For 2020 I’ve set my sights on a NOBO of the Great Divide Trail, 700 rugged miles traversing the Canadian Rockies from the Montana border to north of Jasper. Looking forward to sharing my adventure with everyone. I can also be found at www.twoguysinthewoods.com

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Permits on the Great Divide Trail – Part 2

Permits on the Great Divide Trail – Part 2

This is part two of an article on how to obtain permits on the Great Divide Trail (GDT). Check out part one here, which covers Waterton Lakes

Dec 4, 2019 : Kelly McDonald
Permits on the Great Divide Trail – Part 1

Permits on the Great Divide Trail – Part 1

One of the most complex items to sort out when hiking the Great Divide Trail (GDT) is permits. The trail winds through five national arks, 11

Nov 25, 2019 : Kelly McDonald
History of the Great Divide Trail

History of the Great Divide Trail

The First Nations have called this part of Western Canada home for more than 10,000 years, developing a rich and varied culture throughout the

Nov 18, 2019 : Kelly McDonald
What Is the Great Divide Trail?

What Is the Great Divide Trail?

On the international border between Glacier National Park (Montana) and Waterton Lakes National Park (Alberta) lies a survey monument that marks the

Nov 11, 2019 : Kelly McDonald