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MYOG Polycryo Tarp

Ambassador Hikes 75 Miles in 50 Hours

In June, Trail Ambassador Rob Kelly participated for the second year in the Allegheny 100 Challenge (http://www.northcountrytrail.org/anf/A-100/). The A-100 Challenge is a fundraiser for the North Country Trail Allegheny Chapter. The idea is that in 50 hours, from 6 PM on Friday to 8 PM on Sunday, you attempt to complete 25, 50, 75, or […]

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Gossamer Gear Trail Ambassadors

Wecome New Trail Ambassadors

Gossamer Gear welcomes another outstanding group of Trail Ambassadors to the Gossamer Gear family this month including James Marco, Lee Fields, and Renee Tougas, who bring a diverse and impressive set of qualifications, experiences, and perspectives to the Gossamer Gear family. “While Gossamer Gear’s roots are in the ultralight and thru-hiking communities, our customers’ needs […]

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Desert Divide Dozen - Day One

The Desert Divide Dozen: Peak Bagging on the Pacific Crest Trail

The San Jacinto Mountains are one of the principal mountain ranges in Southern California. Multiple summits rise more than 10,000’/3050m above sea level. The beautiful but popular northern section of the range offers some of the most best hiking and backpacking in Southern California. But I had something else in mind this past Memorial Day […]

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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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Heather Knight - Renegade Pilgrim

Walking The Camino de Santiago

In the last three years, interest in an ancient pilgrimage walk, the Camino de Santiago (aka the Way of St. James) has grown exponentially. This might have to do with the Martin Sheen film, “The Way”, or more recently, the documentary “Walking the Camino: Six Ways to Santiago”, but I think it’s also because the […]

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Jetboil Joule

Outdoor Retailer Delivers Again—Loads of New, Updated, Lighter, Better, and Outrageous Gear. And Some Items You Didn’t Know You Needed, or Not.

We don’t need to describe in detail what Outdoor Retailer is, just know that it is huge – over 1000 exhibitors and 25,000 attendees – and it’s the go-to place to find out what’s coming in the outdoor gear pipeline, this time for Spring 2014. Outdoor gear keeps getting better, and usually lighter weight, because […]

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Philmont Scout Ranch

Be Prepared

Those of you familiar with the Boy Scouts will recognize “Be Prepared” as the Boy Scout Motto. It’s one thing to recite it as part of your Scout training, but very much another to learn its importance as part of real life experiences. I just returned from a 12-day trek at Philmont Scout Ranch in […]

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