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5 Day Glacier National Park Hike

I went to Glacier National Park  in the latter half of September with 3 other members of my backpacking club (Northeast Ohio Backpacking Club), all of whom had been to Glacier at least once before. Our plan was to acclimate with a couple of day hikes, then do two 5-day, 4-night backpacking trips, separated by […]

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Boating with the Mariposa Backpack

Packrafting with a Backpack

I first got excited by packrafts (really excited) when reading about people who were using their boats to open up routes in the wildernesses they backpacked through. It was a long time before I could rub enough pennies together to get out there and do it myself, but I was intent that I wanted to […]

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Chili & Pepper

Getting My Trail Angel Wings in Drakesbad

Little did I know how drastically my life would change when I accepted an invitation to spend a weekend in 2010 camping at Drakesbad. I knew nothing about Drakesbad, but it didn’t matter because the part of the invitation that had captured my attention was hiking to destinations with intriguing names such Devil’s Kitchen, Boiling […]

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The CDT runs 3,100mi along the spine of N America from Mexico to Canada.

Continental Divide Trail Thru Hike

The Continental Divide Trail is an intimidating trail. Still shrouded in a veil of mystery, relatively few have completed the 3,100 mile, high elevation trek that runs the spine of North America. Said to be 70% completed, it is touted as one of the most rugged and remote trails out there. Stories of extreme remote […]

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Gossamer Gear on the Appalachian Trail

Women Only: Hiking the Appalachian Trail

If you’ve dreamed about hiking the Appalachian Trail and live in the Atlanta Area, Gossamer Gear Trail Ambassador JJ Mathes will be teaching a class entitled Hiking the Appalachian Trail: Trip Planning for Women on November 10, at the Buford, Georgia REI Store, from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm. Description: This class is designed to give […]

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It took Wired 134 days to hike from Mexico to Canada.

A Talk by Thru-Hiker Erin “Wired” Saver

Do you want to learn more about the Continental Divide Trail? If so, come see Gossamer Gear Trail Ambassador Erin “Wired” Saver’s talk on November 7th, 2014 at the REI store in Portland, Oregon from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm. Description: The 3,100 mile Continental Divide Trail is considered one of the most rugged and remote […]

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Heather Knight - Renegade Pilgrim

A Talk by Ambassador Heather Knight

Join me for a talk on the ancient pilgrimage walk across Spain. The Camino de Santiago has existed since the Middle Ages and has grown in popularity over the past few years due to movies like “Walking the Camino: Six Ways to Santiago” (locally produced documentary showing at the Hollywood Theater now!) and “The Way” […]

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David Hine in his element

Packrafting in Scotland

In late June, I visited the far north west of Scotland, with fellow Trail Ambassador David Hine to dip my toe in the steely waters of Inverpolly for my first packrafting trip. We were led by Rob from, currently the UK’s only packrafting and bikerafting course and expedition leaders. I had a blast, and subsequently […]

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