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Rik and Paul on Sweetwater Trail

As part of a VWR trail survey, Rik and Paul hiked the 7 mile Sweetwater Trail from the Sierra Madre Road to SouthFork Cabin. With no water resources and shade, and hot weather, they planned their hiking times in the early morning.  The trail was in great condition and passable, helped by cows in search […]

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Disco and POD go to the Raggeds

Disco and POD are one of the ‘hikingest’ couples out there.  They are one of the few triple crowner couples we know about.  So when they go on a trip, you know it has to be scenic.  Check out this gallery on their latest hikes to the Ragged Wilderness area in Colorado.  It is a […]

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Why to use Trek Poles by Steve Burgess

Trail Ambassador Steve Burgess recently made a great video about the benefits of using trek poles on hiking trips. The video is very informative and it is something to definitely check out, whether you are an advanced or a novice hiker. Check out the video below and enjoy!

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Santa Barbara Hikes by Diane Soini

We at Gossamer always love to toot our Trail Ambassador’s horns, and T.A. Diane Soini has written a great book about hiking in Santa Barbara, California. The book contains 23 of Santa Barbara’s favorite hikes. Here is a brief description of the book- “these hikes will lead you to creeks, waterfalls, hot springs, sandstone rock […]

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Explore Nira with Paul Cronshaw, aka the Beeman

Recently Trail Ambassador Paul Beeman hiked the Nira to Nira loop via the Fall Canyon Trail in a clockwise direction. Here a little recap in his own words- “We hiked to SouthFork and on up to Mission Pine Basin via the Fall Canyon Trail. With only a day to hike out, we made the 20 […]

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First Hike of the Spring in Norway

Joe Newton, our Trail Ambassador in Norway took his first hike of the spring.  We like how he defines it being the first hike because it was without skis!  Nothing slows Joe down and he has some really nice shots of his hike.  He was in a section just 30 minutes south east of the […]

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Lightweight Backpacking Demonstration by Philip Werner

On April 2nd, Philip Werner at gave a demonstration about lightweight backpacking to a dozen hikers from the NY-NJ Chapter of the Appalachian Mountain Club in Harriman State Park, just outside of New York City. This is the first in a series of lightweight backpacking gear demos he is doing this year.   He has […]

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