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Explore Nira with 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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Blood and Failure

Our hearts and prayers go out to Trail Ambassador Martin Rye, who recently on a trek known as the Cumbria Way charity walk had a fall and cut his head badly.  Martin was able however to recount the entire story, and a big pat on the back for having the courage to write about it […]

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Homemade ‘Peg Pusher’

For those interested in learning about how to make your own ‘peg pusher.’ Recently Facebook follower William Wellman created a post on our FB site about how to design your own peg pusher. As he describes in his post, the ‘pusher’ is made from a PVC 1/2″ “T” and it will push pegs up to […]

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Spring Hike 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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Great Outdoor Quotes

We at Gossamer  love contests, and earlier this spring T.A. Jason Klass created a great contest on his website looking for the greatest outdoor quote.  The winner was selected in a random drawing of all those that entered.  The winner of the contest received a free gift package from Gossamer Gear, including one Thinlight 3/8″ […]

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2011 ADZPCTKO

Last week, the Gossamer Gear team featuring Glen Van Peski and Paul “The Beeman” Cronshaw took part in the latest Annual Day Zero Pacific Crest Trail Kick Off.   This year was the largets group of hikers to date making their way to Canada from the Mexican border.  We here cannot say thank you enough […]

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Carry extra water in backpack

Recently Gossamer Gear Founder Glen Van Pesky put together this great video with his technique for carrying extra water in the Murmur Ultralight backpack (as well as any other of our packs).  The  strategy involves carrying extra water in your pad holder pocket with a platypus water bladder. Check out the video below and enjoy!

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Lightweight Backpacking Demonstration

On April 2nd, Philip Werner at SectionHiker.com 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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