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UK National Park

Wild Walks in the United Kingdom’s National Parks

The United Kingdon’s Lake District National Park is 885 square miles with a width west to east of 33 miles, and from north to south 40 miles.  It’s small, compact and scenic as heck.  Add in easy access with good road and rail links and it’s also very popular, and very busy. For the backpacker […]

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A Mountain Bothy

The Appeal of Mountain Bothies

Recently fellow Trail Ambassador David Hine joined me in the Cairngorm National Park for a few days hiking.   The park itself represents 6% of the landmass of Scotland.  Five of the UK’s highest summits are found within its boundaries and many more of the highest mountains in the UK dominate the skyline. We only walked over one […]

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First Steps with a Mariposa Backpack

In May, I embark on another coast-to-coast walk on The Great Outdoor Challenge event. Fellow Trail Ambassador Philip Werner and Gossamer Gear’s Grant Sible are accompanying me on this walk. 215 miles of mountains, high moorland and wild land to cross in two weeks. Travelling light on an event like this has to be a […]

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Gossamer Gear Welcomes 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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