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Colorado: Backpacking Fundamentals with Andrew Skurka (6/20-6/22)

Join Andrew Skurka and Gossamer Gear Trail Ambassador Paul Magnanti for a Backpacking Fundamentals course in Rocky Mountain National Park.

Critical course info

Who should take this course?

You should consider yourself one of the following:

  • First-time backpacker with some day-hiking and/or car-camping experience, and interested in learning to go on multi-day overnight trips;
  • Beginner backpacker who wants to rapidly improve your know-how; or,
  • Intermediate backpacker who wants to refine your skills and/or modernize your gear.
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New Hampshire: Backpacking Fundamentals (5/30-6/1)

Join Andrew Skurka and Gossamer Gear Trail Ambassador Philip Werner for a Backpacking Fundamentals course in New Hampshire’s White Mountain National Forest.

Critical course info

Who should take this course?

You should consider yourself one of the following:

  • First-time backpacker with some day-hiking and/or car-camping experience, and interested in learning to go on multi-day overnight trips;
  • Beginner backpacker who wants to rapidly improve your know-how; or,
  • Intermediate backpacker who wants to refine your skills and/or modernize your gear.
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Colorado: Winter Backpacking with Andrew Skurka (2/28-3/2)

Winter travel is related but notably different than 3-season travel. In particular, it requires a more vigilant attitude, more and changes in gear, and an additional set of skills. On this trip, you will learn how to backpack safely and comfortably in winter conditions, despite this season’s inherent challenges: cold temperatures, stormy weather, avalanche hazards, long nights, snow-covered trails, and moisture management.

I will be the lead guide on this trip, and assisted by Paul Magnanti. This will be the second consecutive year that we have offered this course, and we’re excited to have the opportunity again to share our winter enthusiasm and know-how.

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The Skurka and Dixon Show in the Pisgah NF

Blake and Dave at Gossamer Gear were fortunate enough to recently attend one of Andrew Skurka’s hiking courses.  Along as co-guide was Alan Dixon, co-founder of Backpacking Light and author of a blog entitled Adventure Alan.  The trip was in the Pisgah National Forest and it was an amazing learning experience. Our trip began with […]

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