Gorilla makes Joe Newton’s ‘gear of the year’ post

For those interested in seeing how the Gorilla backpack rated according to Joe Newton.  Trail Ambassador Newton recently created his ‘Tuff Stuff’ post in which he lists his favorite gear of 2010.  Included in his favorites is the Gorilla backpack.  Check out what he has to say about it HERE and enjoy!

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Are You New to Tarping?

Our newest Trail Ambassador recently lighted his load even further by going with a SpinnTwinn tarp instead of his hammock.  His motivation was partly to lighten up but also to get his lab Coco in on the action.  You see, Coco was feeling left out.  Brian has written a most excellent article on his experience […]

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Visit the Elysian Fields with Steve Burgess

Steve Burgess created an ultralight backpacking video that has some pretty amazing footage. The scenery is of the Elysian fields in Mount Ranier National Park, where Steve and his 15 year old daughter, Cassie, take a three day trip and show some of our gear in use.   Check out his video and enjoy!

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Philip Werner to Present on TGO Challenge

If you are in Boston, this Tuesday, March 15th, Philip Werner from SectionHiker.com is going to present on his recent hike across Scotland on the TGO Challenge.  If you’ve ever been interested in hiking or mountaineering in Scotland, you should come see this presentation. Philip will describe his route planning process, including Scottish geography and […]

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Rik’s take on the RikSak

There are many, many uses of the RikSak. That is what struck us the first time we saw Rik Christensen demo this pack.  Trail Ambassador Paul Cronshaw took this video of his buddy Rik presenting his pack at the AZDPCTKO Gear Contest.  Rik demonstrates the many features of the RikSak, a great uberlightweight daypack that […]

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DIY shoes from Diane Soini

For those interested in learning more about how to make your own footwear. Trail Ambassador Diane Soini recently sent us a very descriptive email about how she designed her own shoe for her hiking trips. It was important to her that she try to make as simple a shoe as possible since it seemed to […]

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Grant goes to Southern Utah

Grant and two friends went to do some hiking in Southern Utah.  They started out by visiting Zion National Park and donning their dry suits and hiking up the narrows.  The air temperature was 31 deg F and the water temperature was 34 deg F.  After that hike, they took a sketchy 4WD trail to […]

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