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Make a Hooded Tyvek Rain Jacket and Chaps for Under $10

By Will Rietveld, Gossamer Gear Trail Ambassador A high-end air permeable Gore-Tex or eVent waterproof-breathable jacket costs $350 or more; it’s not ultralight, and it requires maintenance.  The lightest one is the Montane Spektr at 8 ounces. A polyurethane laminate rain jacket costs $150-$200 and is lightweight (down to about 6 ounces), and its durable, […]

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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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