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Carl Rush

Ultralight But Comfortable: Carl Rush to Speak at ALDHA’s The Gathering

Gossamer Gear Trail Ambassador Carl Rush will be giving a talk titled “Ultralight But Comfortable” at this year’s ALDHA  (Appalachian Long Distance Hikers Association) Annual Gathering this year. Carl will also have some Gossamer Gear backpacks on hand for people who want to try out what an ultralight backpack feels like if you’ve never tried […]

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Scouts at Philmont

Lightweight Backpacking and Scouting in North Carolina

Trail Ambassador Joe Jacaruso will be giving a series of talks on how to prepare for Philmont, backpacking skills and lightweight backpacking this Septmber and October at several Scouting events in North Carolina. A veteran Appalachian Trail thru-hiker as well as a Scoutmaster, Joe gives frequent talks and gear demonstrations to scouting troops  throughout the […]

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DC UL Backpacking Women's Trips

Women’s Only UL Backpacking Trips in the Washington D.C Area

The DC UL Backpacking Meet-up, a local hiking and backpacking group in the Washington DC area, is kicking off a series of women’s only backpacking trips starting this fall. The series is aimed at getting new group members on the trail, learning about ways to lighten loads, and helping people transition to longer mileage days. The first […]

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Campsite Selection

Trail Ambassador Teaches BSA Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills

Gossamer Gear Trail Ambassador and Scoutmaster Derek Hansen (author of The Ultimate Hang) will be teaching an Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills in conjunction with the Boy Scouts of America, Grand Canyon Council on September 13-14, 2013, in Flagstaff Arizona. Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills is the required outdoor training for all Scoutmasters, assistant Scoutmasters, […]

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Lightweight Backpacking Gear

Atlanta Area, Overnight Backpacking Basics for Women Class

If you live in the Atlanta Area, join Gossamer Gear Trail Ambassador JJ Mathes for a talk that she’s giving on Overnight Backpacking Basics for Women at the Buford REI (directions below) on August 17th, from 3-4:30 pm. In a class tailored for women, JJ will take the mystery out of overnight backpacking with an overview of […]

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Guthook Talks to BSA Troops in New Hampshire

Lightweight Backpacking for Boy Scouts

Earlier this month I was invited to give a talk on lightweight backpacking to Boy Scout Troops 654 and 655 of Nashua, New Hampshire. This seemed like a great opportunity, since Scouting is where many people are introduced to backpacking, and giving the Troops a few ideas for lightening their loads could have a big […]

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Rob (QiWz) Kelly

UL Backpacking for the Allegheny 100 Endurance Event

Gossamer Gear Trail Ambassador Rob Kelly (aka QiWiz) will  be making a presentation on UL Backpacking for the North Country Trail Association Allegheny Chapter, with specific gear and preparation suggestions for those who are registered for the Allegheny 100 endurance event in June (http://www.northcountrytrail.org/anf/A-100/). A-100 participants can chose to do 25, 50, 75, or all 100 miles of […]

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