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(CANCELLED) Massachusetts: Thru-Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail – Potluck & Slideshow


The Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail (PCT) winds its way over 2,660 miles from the Meixcan to the Canadian border. The trail follows the “crest” of mountains paralleling the Pacific coast, including the San Gabriels, Tehachipi’s, Sierra Nevada and Cascades. The trail rises to over 13,000 feet and hits it’s lowest point at 140 feet on the Washington border, crossing deserts, alpine meadows and vast forests. Join Gossamer Gear Trail Ambassador and AMC Leader Julie LePage for incredible photos and stories and stay for some planning tips for your own PCT adventures.


*CANCELLED. This event will be rescheduled. Date TBD.

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Massachusetts: Canoeing 180 miles for Salmon, and The Penobscot River Restoration Trust! – Slideshow & Potluck

The Problem: The Penobscot River Restoration Trust needed $60 million to buy and remove some dams, improve some fish passages and basically restore about 1,000 river miles of endangered Atlantic Salmon breeding habitat.

A Solution: Join our speaker, Matt Hopkinson, to learn more about how he started his own fundraiser with the goal of raising $5,000 for the trust. Starting the Veazie Dam location, which was recently removed, he headed upstream in his canoe as far north as a fish could do once the project is complete. That put Matt 180 miles up the Penobscot and Mattwamkeag Rivers to a dam on Rockabema Lake. Join Gossamer Gear Trail Ambassador and AMC Leader Julie LePage for the slideshow to hear more about Matt’s adventure and the goals for the Penobscot River Restoration Trust.


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New Hampshire in Autumn

Backpacking with Trail Ambassadors in New Hampshire

Have you ever wanted to go backpacking in New Hampshire’s White Mountains in Autumn? If so, two of our Trail Ambassadors, Julie LePage and Philip Werner are seasoned volunteer trip leaders with the Appalachian Mountain Club and lead trips year-round which are open to club members and non-members alike. This September, Julie and Philip will […]

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Welcome New Trail Ambassadors

Gossamer Gear welcomes 10 new Trail Ambassadors including Erin Saver, Dave Chenault, Liz Thomas, Martin Rye, Julie LePage, Rob Kelly, Christy Rosander, Jim Barbour, Paul Osborn and Vicky Mattson. Selected from hundreds of applicants, these individuals bring the total number of individuals in the Gossamer Gear Trail Ambassador Program to 48. “The purpose of the […]

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