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Massachusetts: Ultralight Hiking and Backpacking Talk and Gear Demo

Looking to hike further without excess pack weight holding you back? Join Gossamer Gear Trail Ambassador Allison Nadler for a talk and gear demo about how to let go of the extra gear/weight in your backpack for lighter, longer, more enjoyable hikes this summer. Topics covered will include:

  • How to begin the process of lightening your pack
  • Benefits and tradeoffs of carrying less
  • Tools and resources to get you started
  • Dozens of tips and tricks to bring less, hike further, stay prepared, and spend less money!

Allison will be bringing lightweight backpacks, shelters, and other gear to see and touch.


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New Hampshire: Hike Madison, Adams, and Jefferson on President’s Day

If you’re lucky enough to have President’s Day off, join Gossamer Gear Trail Ambassador Allison Nadler for a hike of three presidential peaks: Madison (5,367′), Adams (5,774′), and Jefferson (5,712′).

These peaks are a major undertaking in summer. For a winter traverse all attendees must be skilled winter hikers with all the necessary gear for above treeline winter conditions to attempt the most northern presidential peaks. On this trip we will hike a total of 13.4 miles and 6,238 feet of elevation gain. If the weather is in our favor we could experience gorgeous views as much of the trail is above treeline!

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Is Solo Hiking For You? Risks and Rewards

While I do enjoy hiking with others, I find myself planning many adventures without ever contemplating who I’m going to hike with. Whether it be a challenging dayhike or a multi-day trip, solo hiking is an experience I crave.   Hike Your Own Hike- Without Restriction With a partner you need to be mindful of […]

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Peak Bagging in New Hampshire: The White Mountain 48

New Hampshire’s White Mountains are home to 48 peaks that rise 4,000 feet or more above sea level. When you have a number of mountains that share a common trait in the same general area, you get peak baggers. Peak bagging, simply put, is when a hiker attempts to summit a collection of mountains. Peak […]

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