August 15

Ryan “Dirtmonger” Sylva: Backpacker to Bikepacker

Gossamer Gear Brand Ambassador Ryan “Dirtmonger” Sylva has logged thousands of miles both on long-distance hiking trails and routes of his own design. Here’s his story about how an injury forced a change of perspective from backpacker to bikepacker.   The last thing I will do is wait, to wait for time to pass, for … Continue reading “Ryan “Dirtmonger” Sylva: Backpacker to Bikepacker”

July 17

Brand Ambassador Gear List – Anish on the Oregon Desert Trail

For this month’s Ambassador Gear List, we return to Heather “Anish” Anderson and her recent hike of the Oregon Desert Trail. About the Oregon Desert Trail: The Oregon Desert Trail is a conceptual route created in 2011 by the Oregon Natural Desert Association. It connects some of the most spectacular scenery Oregon has to offer … Continue reading “Brand Ambassador Gear List – Anish on the Oregon Desert Trail”

June 23

Brand Ambassador Gear List – Arlette “Apple Pie” Laan

Continuing our series on what’s in our Brand Ambassador’s packs, one of our new Ambassadors, Arlette “Apple Pie” Laan shares her gear list for her spring hike of the Hayduke Trail. The Hayduke is one of the more challenging long distance trails I’ve hiked. There was hardly ever any actual trail to follow. I was … Continue reading “Brand Ambassador Gear List – Arlette “Apple Pie” Laan”

May 25

Brand Ambassador Gear List – Steven “Twinkle” Shattuck

Last month, we profiled the gear list of one of our new Brand Ambassadors, Grace Shattuck. This month we take a look at what her husband, Steven “Twinkle” Shattuck brought on a trip to the Maroon Bells to complete his last peak of the 58 Colorado 14ers. Maroon Bells Traverse 9.5 miles, 4,850′ gain, topping … Continue reading “Brand Ambassador Gear List – Steven “Twinkle” Shattuck”

May 19

Public Comment Period Now Open on National Monument Review

Editor’s note: the comment period has been extended to July 10th. An executive order passed by the Trump Administration on April 26th instructed Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to review any national monument designated via the Antiquities Act since January 1, 1996, that spans at least 100,000 acres. 22 land-based monuments and five marine monuments are … Continue reading “Public Comment Period Now Open on National Monument Review”