Where’s GG

August 10 – 14, 2013:  Maroon Bells, Colorado
Glen is planning on joining longtime friend Read ‘Death March’ Miller with both their adult offspring (Kari Miller Mohr and Brian Van Peski) for a traipse through the Maroon Bells Wilderness.

June 7 – 9, 2013:  PCT Trekking Adventure , San Jacinto
Glen will be assisting with an outing through Wilderness Outings. Participants will receive instructional materials, a free copy of the Lighten Up! DVD, and a chance for personal training with WO instructors on the trip. Wilderness Outings will provide dinners and breakfasts, tents and tarps, water treatment, and maps and compasses. Have an adventure on the Pacific Crest Trail, and pick up some ultralight tips and tricks along the way! GLEN WILL BE WITH THE GROUP ONLY FOR THE FIRST HALF DAY, GOING THROUGH GEAR.

May 17 – 19, 2013:  PCT Trekking Adventure , San Jacinto
Glen will be assisting with an outing through Wilderness Outings. Participants will receive instructional materials, a free copy of the Lighten Up! DVD, and a chance for personal training from Glen and other WO instructors on the trip. Wilderness Outings will provide dinners and breakfasts, tents and tarps, water treatment, and maps and compasses. Have an adventure on the Pacific Crest Trail, and pick up some ultralight tips and tricks along the way!

April 29 – May 3, 2013: Adventure 16 Clinics on Packing Light
Glen will once again be bringing the wildly popular Packing Light clinics to an Adventure 16 store near you. Thrill to the critically-acclaimed short movie “Lighten Up! – An Ultralight Makeover”! The 1.5+ hour talks are held on weeknights, and will be given at each of the following Adventure 16 stores in Southern California. Glen will bring his personal gear, and will be available for questions. Get there early if you don’t want to be left standing! Prizes to be given away at every store! April 29 – Oceanside, May 1 – San Diego, May 3 – West Los Angeles.
For more info: www.adventure16.com

April  26 – 28, 2013: Annual Day Zero PCT Kickoff – Lake Morena Campground, San Diego
Glen, Michael and GG Trail Ambassadors will be exhibiting and selling the latest in Ultralight Gear from Gossamer Gear as well as old favorites. The 14th Annual Day Zero Pacific Crest Trail Kickoff (ADZPCTKO) is a great opportunity for PCT hikers and/or future hikers to pick up tips from those who have gone before and see all the latest ultralight gear.
For more info: http://adzpctko.org/

April 11 – 14, 2013: Paria Canyon with friends from PROBAR

Glen and Grant will be joining Jules and some other PROBAR friends for a hike in Paria Canyon.
April 19 – 21, 2013:  Wilderness Outings Joshua Tree Trek
Glen will be assisting with an outing through Wilderness Outings. Participants will receive instructional materials, a free copy of the Lighten Up! DVD, and a chance for personal training with WO instructors on the trip. Wilderness Outings will provide dinners and breakfasts, tents and tarps, water treatment, and maps and compasses. Have an adventure in the stark beauty of Joshua Tree, and pick up some ultralight tips and tricks along the way!
January 23 – 26, 2013:  Outdoor Retailer, Salt Lake City
Grant and Glen will be heading to Salt Lake meetings with suppliers, manufacturers, retailers, and other industry connections.
October, 2012: El Camino de Santiago
Dave heads out to the Camino de Santiago to knock one off the bucket list.  He will spend his month walking through northern Spain from St Jean Pied de Port to Santiago de Compestelo, a pilgrimage of close to 500 miles.

Aug 19 – 25, 2012: Continental Divide Trail
Glen will be joining Strider and gang for the first week of their CDT trek, starting at Loveland Pass.

August 2 – 4, 2012: Outdoor Retailer, Salt Lake City
Grant, Glen and Dave will be heading to Salt Lake for the overwhelming gear collections at Outdoor Retailer. We’ll be meeting with suppliers, manufacturers, retailers, and tons of industry friends.

July 30- Aug 2, 2012: Rae Lakes Loop, Kings Canyon National Park
Grant and Dave will be heading Kings Canyon National Park to do the legendary Rae Lakes Loop with Trail Ambassador Christopher Graf.  We will be testing all the new gear of course and getting some cool pics of it to show off at OR.

July 2 – 8, 2012: Weminuche Wilderness, Colorado
Glen gets to hike again this year with ultralight gear legend Will Rietveld in the Weminuche Wilderness! Will has indicated the route might not have quite the mileage or the elevation of last years trip, but there will still be lots of cross-country. There was a rumor the trip might include some fishing this year.

June 18 – 20, 2012: Adventure 16 Clinics on Packing Light
Glen will once again be bringing the wildly popular Packing Light clinics to an Adventure 16 store near you. Thrill to the critically-acclaimed short movie “Lighten Up! – An Ultralight Makeover”! The 1.5+ hour talks are held on weeknights, and will be given at each of the following Adventure 16 stores in Southern California. Glen will bring his personal gear, and will be available for questions. Get there early if you don’t want to be left standing! Prizes to be given away at every store! June 18 – Oceanside, June 20 – San Diego
For more info: www.adventure16.com

Tasty burritosJune 15 – 17, 2012:PCT Trekking Adventure , San Jacinto
Glen will be co-leading an outing through Wilderness Outings. Participants will receive instructional materials, a free copy of the Lighten Up! DVD, and a chance for personal training with Glen on the trip. Wilderness Outings will provide dinners and breakfasts, tents and tarps, water treatment, and maps and compasses. Have an adventure on the Pacific Crest Trail, and pick up some ultralight tips and tricks along the way!

June 2-4, 2012: Pisgah National Forest – Dave goes hiking with Andrew Skurka and Alan Dixon on their guided backpacking trip to the Pisgah National Forest in North Carolina.  He is taking his son Blake, who will be learning about backpacking the ultra light way, while Dave attempts to keep up with him.  Check out more about Andrew Skurka’s clinics  here.

April 27 – 29, 2012: Annual Day Zero PCT Kickoff – Lake Morena Campground, San Diego
Glen, Michael and GG Trail Ambassadors will be exhibiting and selling the latest in Ultralight Gear from Gossamer Gear as well as old favorites. The 14th Annual Day Zero Pacific Crest Trail Kickoff (ADZPCTKO) is a great opportunity for PCT hikers and/or future hikers to pick up tips from those who have gone before and see all the latest ultralight gear.
For more info: http://adzpctko.org/

September 23 – 25, 2011: ALDHA West Gathering – Lake Wenatchee, Washington
Glen will be speaking at the Gathering, as well as exhibiting to some extent.
For more info: http://www.aldhawest.org/

route planning in the SierraAugust 25 – 29, 2011: Brain Trust Hike
Glen will be spending some quality trail time with a few select ultralight cottage industry friends. On the agenda: some brainstorming, lots of ribbing, trading of war stories, deep discussions of where the industry is going, trading of latest tips and tricks, discrete industrial espionage, etc. Location yet to be determined.

August 9 – 11, 2011: Colorado
Glen will be meeting with suppliers and manufacturers ahead of his family reunion in Golden.

August 3 – 6, 2011: Outdoor Retailer, Salt Lake City
Grant, Glen and Dave will be heading to Salt Lake for the overwhelming gear collections at Outdoor Retailer. We’ll be meeting with suppliers, manufacturers, retailers, and tons of industry friends.

July 8 – 10, 2011:San Jacinto Trek
Glen will be assisting with an outing through Wilderness Outings. Participants will receive instructional materials, a free copy of the Lighten Up! DVD, and a chance for personal training with WO instructors on the trip. Wilderness Outings will provide dinners and breakfasts, tents and tarps, water treatment, and maps and compasses. Have an adventure on the Pacific Crest Trail, and pick up some ultralight tips and tricks along the way! GLEN WILL BE WITH THE GROUP ONLY FOR THE FIRST HALF DAY, GOING THROUGH GEAR.

June 29 – July 5, 2011: Weminuche Wilderness, Colorado
Glen gets to hike with ultralight gear legend Will Rietveld in the Weminuche Wilderness! Will has cooked up a route of 57 miles, +19,600′ and -21,800′ of elevation, lots of cross-country. Will will be researching for an article on Mountain Super UltraLight (MSUL).

June 17 – 19, 2011: PCT, Southern California
Glen’s friend and Gossamer Gear customer, John Potter, will be hanging out with his wife at Glen’s house in San Diego. Glen and John will be sneaking out for a few days on the local PCT.

June 17 – 19, 2011:PCT Trekking Adventure , San Jacinto
Glen will be assisting with an outing through Wilderness Outings. Participants will receive instructional materials, a free copy of the Lighten Up! DVD, and a chance for personal training with WO instructors on the trip. Wilderness Outings will provide dinners and breakfasts, tents and tarps, water treatment, and maps and compasses. Have an adventure on the Pacific Crest Trail, and pick up some ultralight tips and tricks along the way! GLEN WILL BE WITH THE GROUP ONLY FOR THE FIRST HALF DAY, GOING THROUGH GEAR.

Tasty burritosMay 28 – 30, 2011:PCT Trekking Adventure , San Jacinto
Glen will be co-leading an outing through Wilderness Outings. Participants will receive instructional materials, a free copy of the Lighten Up! DVD, and a chance for personal training with Glen on the trip. Wilderness Outings will provide dinners and breakfasts, tents and tarps, water treatment, and maps and compasses. Have an adventure on the Pacific Crest Trail, and pick up some ultralight tips and tricks along the way!

Eduardo above North Fork Bishop CreekMay 19 – 22, 2011: PCT, Southern California
Glen’s longtime friend and Gossamer Gear customer, and probably the lightest hiker in Brazil, Eduardo, will be staying with Glen’s family. Glen and Eduardo will be heading out for a few days on the local PCT for some snow and adventure.

522993957_imgp5117April 29 – 31, 2011: Annual Day Zero PCT Kickoff – Lake Morena Campground, San Diego
Glen and GG Trail Ambassadors will be exhibiting and selling the latest in Ultralight Gear from Gossamer Gear as well as old favorites. The 13th Annual Day Zero Pacific Crest Trail Kickoff (ADZPCTKO) is a great opportunity for PCT hikers and/or future hikers to pick up tips from those who have gone before and see all the latest ultralight gear. Glen will participate on the “Evolution of Gear” panel discussion at 12:15 on Saturday at the pavilion, along with Ralph Drollinger (founder of Adventure 16), Wayne Gregory (founder of Gregory Backpacks), Joe Valesko (founder of Z-Packs), moderated by Greg Hummel.
For more info: www.siechert.org/adz

April 27, 2011: Boy Scout Presentation, Encinitas, California
Glen will be doing an ultralight ‘Hans and Franz’ show at a local Boy Scout Troop.

January 18 – 21, 2011: Board Meeting, Austin, Texas
Gossamer Gear Board Meeting and strategy sessions in Austin.

January 19 – 22, 2011: Outdoor Retailer, Salt Lake City
Grant and Glen will be heading to Salt Lake for some meetings, and to check out the latest gear offerings.

October 7-11 2010: JAPAN!
Glen will take a trip to Japan. Ultralight talk planned at Hiker Depot, and a hike, possibly on the Shinshu Trail.

September 2010: Brain Trust Hikecimg0379
Glen will be spending some quality trail time with a few select ultralight cottage industry friends. Location undetermined.

August, 2010:Lamarck Loop, Sierra
Glen heads out of North Lake to show Takashi Fukuchi (Evernew America) and his buddy some cross-country scrambling in the Sierra.

cimg0630July 16 – 19, 2010: Gear testing in the Sierra
Glen returns to the Sierra High Route, with longtime Gossamer Gear customer, good friend, and probably the lightest hiker in Brazil, Eduardo Lartigau.

July 9 – 11, 2010: Introduction to Ultralight Backpacking Course, San Jacinto
Glen will be helping with an outing to teach the fundamentals of ultralight backpacking through www.wildernessoutings.com. Participants will receive instructional materials and a free copy of the Lighten Up! DVD. Wilderness Outings will provide dinners and breakfasts, tents and tarps, water treatment, and maps and compasses. GLEN WILL BE WITH THE GROUP ONLY FOR THE FIRST HALF DAY, GOING THROUGH GEAR.

June 18 – 20, 2010: Introduction to Ultralight Backpacking Course, San Jacinto
Glen will be helping with an outing to teach the fundamentals of ultralight backpacking through www.wildernessoutings.com. Participants will receive instructional materials and a free copy of the Lighten Up! DVD. Wilderness Outings will provide dinners and breakfasts, tents and tarps, water treatment, and maps and compasses. GLEN WILL BE WITH THE GROUP ONLY FOR THE FIRST HALF DAY, GOING THROUGH GEAR.

June 15, 2010: A Day in the Secret Life of an Ultralight Hiker, Santa Ana REI
Glen will be presenting “A Day in the Secret Life of an Ultralight Hiker” at the Santa Ana REI for the Orange County Hiking and Backpacking Club (OCHBC). Attendees will receive handouts and the chance to win raffle prizes. [Program subject to change]

May 29 – 31, 2010: Introduction to Ultralight Backpacking Course, San Jacinto
Glen will be co-leading an outing to teach the fundamentals of ultralight backpacking through www.wildernessoutings.com. Participants will receive instructional materials, a free copy of the Lighten Up! DVD, and a chance for personal training with Glen on the trip. Wilderness Outings will provide dinners and breakfasts, tents and tarps, water treatment, and maps and compasses.

May 14-16, 2010: Appalachian Trail Days, Damascus, Virginia
Grant and Dave will be exhibiting and selling the latest in Ultralight Gear from Gossamer Gear.   Trail Days 2010 is a great time and you can find out more about it by visiting www.traildays.us

522993957_imgp5117April 23 – 25, 2010: Annual Day Zero PCT Kickoff – Lake Morena Campground, San Diego
Glen will be exhibiting and selling the latest in Ultralight Gear from Gossamer Gear as well as old favorites. The 12th Annual Day Zero Pacific Crest Trail Kickoff (ADZPCTKO) is a great opportunity for PCT hikers and/or future hikers to pick up tips from those who have gone before and see all the latest ultralight gear.
For more info: www.siechert.org/adz

February 25 – 28 Boulder, Colorado
Gossamer creative team assembling in Boulder. Also visits to various suppliers, and a get-together with local trail ambassadors.

February 12 – 13, 2010: Pacific Crest Trail, Lake Morena
Quick trip for Glen, testing a new shelter concept.

January 29 – 31, 2010: GG West Coast
The father-son duo at it again, filming new videos.

January 20 – 23, 2010: Outdoor Retailer, Salt Lake City
Grant and Glen will be heading to Salt Lake for some meetings.

January 16 – 17, 2010: Gear testing in Santa Barbara
First trip of 2010, Glen heads up to the wilderness behind Santa Barbara, the backyard of GG Ambassadors Rik Christensen and Paul “Beeman” Cronshaw. Rik is a super creative designer and always has new stuff to show off. Glen will be testing a new tent.

October 9 – October 12, 2009: Gear testing in the Sierra
Glen returns to the Humphreys Basin, with Kevin Egelhoff. Kevin wanted to see if he could get his pack weight down a little more, and it doesn’t take much to talk Glen into a trip. Plus, Kevin is a backcountry gourmet and is doing the meals. Trip Photos

September 25 – October 5, 2009: Gear testing in Wyoming
Grant will be hiking and doing some gear testing in the Wind River range in Wyoming.

August 22 – 30, 2009: BPL Wilderness Trekking II Long Distance Backpacking Course
Glen will be an instructor on a Wilderness Trekking II Long Distance Backpacking course offered by the BackpackingLight Wilderness Trekking School

wt42July 2009: Brain Trust Hike
Glen will be spending some quality trail time with a few select ultralight cottage industry friends.
Trip Photos

July 10 – 12, 2009: Introduction to Ultralight Backpacking Course, San Jacinto
Glen will be helping with an outing to teach the fundamentals of ultralight backpacking through www.wildernessoutings.com. Participants will receive instructional materials and a free copy of the Lighten Up! DVD. Wilderness Outings will provide dinners and breakfasts, tents and tarps, water treatment, and maps and compasses. GLEN WILL BE WITH THE GROUP ONLY FOR THE FIRST HALF DAY, GOING THROUGH GEAR.

June 19 – June 21, 2009: Introduction to Ultralight Backpacking Course, San Jacinto
Glen will be helping with an outing to teach the fundamentals of ultralight backpacking through www.wildernessoutings.com. Participants will receive instructional materials and a free copy of the Lighten Up! DVD. Wilderness Outings will provide dinners and breakfasts, tents and tarps, water treatment, and maps and compasses. GLEN WILL BE WITH THE GROUP ONLY FOR THE FIRST HALF DAY, GOING THROUGH GEAR.

May 22 – 25, 2009: Introduction to Ultralight Backpacking Course, San Jacinto
Glen will be co-leading an outing to teach the fundamentals of ultralight backpacking through www.wildernessoutings.com. Participants will receive instructional materials, a free copy of the Lighten Up! DVD, and a chance for personal training with Glen on the trip. Wilderness Outings will provide dinners and breakfasts, tents and tarps, water treatment, and maps and compasses.

May 19, 2009: A Day in the Secret Life of an Ultralight Hiker, Santa Ana REI
Glen will be presenting “A Day in the Secret Life of an Ultralight Hiker” at the Santa Ana REI for the Orange County Hiking and Backpacking Club (OCHBC). Attendees will receive handouts and the chance to win raffle prizes.

April 24 – 26, 2009: Annual Day Zero PCT Kickoff – Lake Morena Campground, San Diego
Glen will be exhibiting and selling the latest in Ultralight Gear from Gossamer Gear as well as old favorites. See the tweaked one person, one pound tent, The One™, the latest Lightrek™ poles, and the new pack, the Gorilla™. The 11th Annual Day Zero Pacific Crest Trail Kickoff (ADZPCTKO) is a great opportunity for PCT hikers and/or future hikers to pick up tips from those who have gone before and see all the latest ultralight gear.
For more info: www.siechert.org/adz

March 28, 2009: PCTA Trail Fest – Portland
Glen will be presenting “A Day in the Secret Life of an Ultralight Hiker” at the Pacific Crest Trail Association Trail Fest, and will be staffing the Gossamer Gear booth at the vendor fair. www.pcta.org/Trail_Fest_2009/index.asp

hb24September 12 – 14, 2008: Humphreys Basin, the Sierra
Glen and Grant will be showing good friend Jules Lambert, the President of ProBar, the light side as they head out Piute Pass from Bishop, and hike a section of Roper’s Sierra High Route through the Humphreys Basin before looping back on trails.
Trip Photos

July 21 – 25, 2008: Tour de Volcano
Glen will be spending some quality trail time with a few select ultralight cottage industry friends on Mount St. Helens and Mount Hood. Trip PhotosDownload Gear List

July 11 – July 13, 2008: Introduction to Ultralight Backpacking Course, San Jacinto
Glen will be helping with an outing to teach the fundamentals of ultralight backpacking through www.wildernessoutings.com. Participants will receive instructional materials and a free copy of the Lighten Up! DVD. Wilderness Outings will provide dinners and breakfasts, tents and tarps, water treatment, and maps and compasses. GLEN WILL BE WITH THE GROUP ONLY FOR THE FIRST HALF DAY, GOING THROUGH GEAR.

May 30 – July 1, 2008: Introduction to Ultralight Backpacking Course, San Jacinto
Glen will be co-leading an outing to teach the fundamentals of ultralight backpacking through www.wildernessoutings.com. Participants will receive instructional materials, a free copy of the Lighten Up! DVD, and a chance for personal training with Glen on the trip. Wilderness Outings will provide dinners and breakfasts, tents and tarps, water treatment, and maps and compasses.

May 19 – 21, 2008: Adventure 16 Clinics on Packing Light
Glen will once again be bringing the wildly popular Packing Light clinics to an Adventure 16 store near you. Thrill to the critically-acclaimed short movie “Lighten Up! – An Ultralight Makeover”! The 1.5+ hour talks are held on weeknights, and will be given at each of the following Adventure 16 stores in Southern California. Glen will bring his personal gear, and will be available for questions. Get there early if you don’t want to be standing! Prizes to be given away at every store, including a half-off coupon for a Wilderness Outings Ultralight Backpacking Trip!

May 19 – West Los Angeles

May 20 – Costa Mesa

May 21 – San Diego
For more info: www.adventure16.com

May 16 – 18, 2008: Trail Days – Damascus, Virginia
Grant and Jeff will be exhibiting and selling the latest in Ultralight Gear from Gossamer Gear as well as old favorites. See the new one person, one pound tent, The One™, and (possibly) prototype versions of the upcoming pack, the Murmur, and some other prototype packs we’ve been playing around with. We’ll also have the new Shoulder Strap Pocket and Pack Cover to show off as well.
[comment] Trip Photos
[/comment]
For more info: http://www.traildays.info

April 25 – 27, 2008: Annual Day Zero PCT Kickoff – Lake Morena Campground, San Diego
Glen will be exhibiting and selling the latest in Ultralight Gear from Gossamer Gear as well as old favorites. See the new one person, one pound tent, The One™, and prototype versions of the upcoming pack, the Murmur. The 10th Annual Day Zero Pacific Crest Trail Kickoff (ADZPCTKO) is a great opportunity for PCT hikers and/or future hikers to pick up tips from those who have gone before and see all the latest ultralight gear.
For more info: www.siechert.org/adz

at003April 10 – 16, 2008: Hiking on the AT
Glen will be joining Strider and gang on their AT hike for a walk through the Great Smokey Mountain National Park.
Trip Photos

pct17March 31 – April 2, 2008: Hiking on the PCT Section A
Glen and his buddy Read will be joining GG customer and ultralight hiking evangelist Paul Cronshaw on part of his Section A hike.
Trip Photos

March 8, 2008: American Pilgrims on the Camino Annual Meeting – Santa Barbara
Glen has been asked to present a talk on Packing Light for American pilgrims planning on walking the Camino in Spain. He will be presenting a program tailored to walking the Camino, including a sub-6 lb gear list.
For more info: http://www.americanpilgrims.com/events/events_national.html

September 2007: Crestone Needle
Jeff and friends will be climbing and fishing in the South Colony Lakes high among the Crestone group of 14′ers in the Sangre de Cristo range in Colorado.
Trip Photos

haney_light_ut_07September 2007: Zion National Park & Escalante National Monument
Grant and friends will be spending time sloshing through the Narrows in Zion National Park and kicking back in Escalante National Monument. Several Mariposa™-series packs and a few shelters were put through their paces.
Trip Photos

tahoe08September 2007: Tahoe Rim Trail
Glen will be spending some quality trail time with a few select ultralight cottage industry friends.
Trip Photos
Story as told by Ron Moak
Ron’s Photos

 

[ai1ec view="agenda"]