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California: Ultralight Backpacking Clinic

Gossamer Gear founder Glen Van Peski will take you through the steps of how to pack lighter, so you can do more.

Thrill to the critically-acclaimed short movie “Lighten Up! – An Ultralight Makeover”!  Glen will bring his personal gear, and will be available for questions. Come early if you don’t want to be left standing! Prizes* to be given away! This clinic will be located at the West LA Adventure 16 store.

*Each night of the event, attendees will have a chance to win various prizes including polycryo ultralight groundsheets, PROBARS, plus mini lip balms and mini carabiners, and more!

 

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California: Ultralight Backpacking Clinic

Gossamer Gear founder Glen Van Peski will take you through the steps of how to pack lighter, so you can do more.

Thrill to the critically-acclaimed short movie “Lighten Up! – An Ultralight Makeover”!  Glen will bring his personal gear, and will be available for questions. Come early if you don’t want to be left standing! Prizes* to be given away! This clinic will be located at the San Diego Adventure 16 store.

*Each night of the event, attendees will have a chance to win various prizes including polycryo ultralight groundsheets, PROBARS, plus mini lip balms and mini carabiners, and more!

 

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California: Wilderness Basics Course

Join Glen Van Peski for and the Sierra Club, San Diego Chapter, for their annual Wilderness Basics Course. You will learn the basics including first aid, different types of equipment, insects, navigation, food preparation, large animal encounters, water filtering systems, staying warm, and weather, to name a few.

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Glen Van Peski at Puppet Pass

Glen Van Peski’s Gear List

My typical gear list is for a summer/fall trip of 3 – 6 days in the Sierra or other western mountains, typically mostly above tree line.  Temperatures range from freezing to 85 degrees Fahrenheit.  My trips are generally composed of some trail, and some off-trail travel, typically with at least one other person.  My most […]

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California: How to Go Lighter

Ultralight Backpacking with Glen Van Peski

Ultralight Backpacking with Glen Van Peski

Join Gossamer Gear Founder Glen Van Peski who will present a “How to Go Lighter” clinic where he will examine the different considerations that allow reduction of pack weight, review potential weight savings in “The Big Three”, and discuss weights of food and water.  The presentation will close by touching upon the “comfort” and “safety” objections to ultralight backpacking, and opening for questions. Attendance is limited to 80 people, and there will be a small admission charge as a fundraiser for the important work of the Pacific Crest Trail Association.

 

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3 Day Hike in Paria Canyon

Paria Canyon Backpack cliff notes: 1 last minute invitation (to me! wahoo!) 2 backpacking greats (Glen Van Peski and Read Miller) 3 days of hiking (two full days plus a short morning) 4 new friends hiking with an amazing backdrop – swirled red canyon walls so high we couldn’t capture the rim and floor in […]

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