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Rattlesnakes and Philmont

Philmont is the high adventure backpacking camp that all Boys Scouts aspire to go to.  We liked the picture of the overstuffed Mariposa™ Plus.  For those of you that have been to Philmont, we think you can identify with that.  They really pour on the bulk foods and group gear.  Well it was nice to […]

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Glen goes to Weminuche

Glen has always loved hiking in high country, and likes learning new things about ultralight backpacking, so he jumped at the chance to go backpacking with Will Rietveld, a Senior Editor for BackpackingLight. After some emails back and forth, Will set an ambitious route he had tried once before but had to abort because of […]

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Gossamer Gear Goes to OR 2011

Grant, Glen and Michael from Gossamer Gear will be attending OR this year.  They will be staying at a house nearby with a cast of characters from the cottage industry.  Among them will be Tomo from Hiker Depot, Russ Zandbergen and Rand Lindsly from Trails Designs, Ron Moak and his son from Six Moons Designs, […]

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Wonderland Trail Conditions

Check out this video shot less than a couple weeks back that illustrate the conditions on the Wonderland Trail this year.  The snow is high this year, so high that it is causing some doubt in hikers as to whether it can even be hiked.  But Steve Burgess has put together this amazing piece of […]

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What’s in my Pack by Glen

Recently in 2011 Gossamer Gear founder Glen Van Pesky created a great Vimeo video about how to pack well for the trail. This is a great video to check for anyone, whether you are a skilled hiker or a beginner. Thank you again Glen for all of your amazing insights into your ultralight backpack. Check […]

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Ultralight A-Z

Over the last few years Hendrik Morkel has been spreading the ultralight backpacking gospel in writing on his blog Hiking in Finland.  Now he is planning to start spreading the word via the web’s best medium: Video.  The idea for Ultralight A-Z was born last winter, and after a well received teaser trailer to get the […]

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Ultralight fly fishing tips

Trail Ambassador Jason Klass is really into backpacking and fly fishing.  He has a site called Backpack Flyfishing and a new site dedicated to Tenkara Rods called Tenkara Talk.  He is an avid fly fisher and is very knowledgeable in the field, so his advice should be heeded. Here is a video on one of […]

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Newest Trail Ambassador

Please welcome Don Meredith to our Trail Ambassador team.  Don lives in South Carolina and has been exploring the benefits of combining UL backpacking gear and concepts to bikepacking and kayak camping.   He grew up in the woods and family vacations were always camping trips in the Appalachian foothills. He discovered lightweight backpacking the […]

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