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Virginia: Gear Swap and Demo (4/10-4/12)

Empty your gear closet — or fill it up. It’s time for the DC Ultralight Annual Gear Showcase and Swap!

Camp for the weekend with Trail Ambassadors Jen “Shuttle” Adach and Brian Horst and get some new gear!

Start perfecting your chili recipes. Saturday night will feature a chili cook-off with categories for meat chili and for vegetarian chili. The winner will get bragging rights and eternal fame.

We’ll have an array of UL gear so you can see them in action. Participate in a friendly gear shakedown and see new packs from Gossamer Gear!


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Hiking is Mental: Things Learned

You will get wet. You will get hangry. You will wonder why you are trudging uphill when everyone else is at brunch. You will trip, sometimes rather dramatically. You will pick yourself up. You will see things that few others will. You will stand on top of mountains, in the middle of deep valleys, in […]

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Virginia: Ladies Only Hike in Ramsey’s Draft (1/10-1/11)

Join Gossamer Gear Trail Ambassador Jen Adach for a ladies only hike! We’ll be heading down to Ramsey’s Draft – East for the weekend covering a total of 17 miles. We will hike the loop counterclockwise, giving us about 10 miles on Saturday and leaving us with seven miles for Sunday. They will be mostly downhill, but we will have to contend with a number of stream crossings. Fortunately, dry shoes will be waiting for us in the car!

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First DC UL Womens Only Trip

Women Rock DC UL

The hiking and backpacking meetup group I help co-organize – DC UL Backpacking —has been seeing steady growth, doubling in size over the past year. I could credit a number of factors that contributed to that growth: a full calendar last year thanks to our organizer, Michael Martin, working on a book (AMC’s Best Backpacking in the […]

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