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Wingsuit Cliff Jumping

We must say, that this is one of the most extreme uses of our packs that we have ever seen.  The idea here is to put your parachute and your flight suit in your really light pack, hike to the top of a really, really tall cliff.  Then you take your chute and suite out […]

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Glissading Mount Adams

One of the benefits of getting out there is to do some really fun stuff.  This video shows Steve Burgess on a recent trip to Mt Adams in Washington with his 16 year old daughter having a little fun.  We wish we were there. Last updated:22nd December, 2015

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The Tarp-Bivy Combo

If you are thinking of making the switch to a tarp/bivy combo from your more traditional shelter.  Read about Brian Green’s journey.  He has some great tips on how to do it and the benefits of it.  Check his backpacking website.  His dog especially agrees. Last updated:23rd August, 2015

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Newest Trail Ambassador

Meet Mark Roberts, our newest addition to the Trail Ambassador family.   Originating from England, he grew up walking the South Downs in Kent before getting bitten by the outdoor bug on a trip to the mountains of Snowdonia, Wales.  For the last three years he’s been enjoying the great open spaces of the U.S of […]

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What is Tenkara

Well if you haven’t heard about Tenkara, it is all the rage with backpackers now.  The reason is that it is the perfect fly fishing system for people who want to keep their weight down.   It doesn’t require a reel and it folds up into itself and assembles super-fast.  Jason Klass created a TenkaraTalk, a […]

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Mission Pine Basin Trail Work

Over the July 4th weekend Paul Cronshaw, one of our Trail Ambassadors, lead a group of 5 VWR Litehikers from McKinley Saddle to Mission Pine Basin to survey trail and campsite conditions, remove 35 blowdowns, and construct a 250 foot trail realignment section authorized by the USFS.  We commend Paul on giving back the the […]

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Hiking 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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Hidden Europe

Trail Ambassador Francis Tapon is back in the states after putting the finishing touches on his latest ebook on Eastern Europe.  But it all started with his dream to travel.  Here is an inspirational piece on how he came to be so passionate.  He inspires all to get a passport and go travel the world.  […]

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