December 14

Beauty, Adventure, & the Right Gear on an Off-Trail Grand Canyon Route

By: Sirena Dufault The Grand Canyon is my favorite place of all – the more I see, the deeper appreciation I have for this Wonder of the World. I am currently working on traversing the length of the Canyon in sections. The Colorado River through the Canyon is 277 miles long, but once I’m done … Continue reading “Beauty, Adventure, & the Right Gear on an Off-Trail Grand Canyon Route”

November 26

Peak Bagging in the Weminuche Wilderness with the Kumo 36 Superlight Backpack

By: Steven “Twinkle” Shattuck Passions come in waves for me; I get washed up in obsession, only to see that excitement subside when newer, shinier desires appear. This has been a cycle my whole life in the outdoors. I got fixated on multi-week backpacks, only for that to be overtaken by the thrill of climbing high … Continue reading “Peak Bagging in the Weminuche Wilderness with the Kumo 36 Superlight Backpack”

October 24

Brand Ambassador Gear List: Erin “Wired” Saver

By: Erin “Wired” Saver The Pyrenees mountain range, which creates a natural border between Spain and France, runs from the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea. There are multiple routes that can be traveled along the length of the Pyrenees, but I wanted the one that would stay higher and not dive down to villages … Continue reading “Brand Ambassador Gear List: Erin “Wired” Saver”

September 14

Brand Ambassador Gear List – Ras and Kathy “Team Ultra Pedestrian” Vaughan

Gossamer Gear would like to welcome Team UltraPedestrian, Ras and Kathy Vaughan as our newest Brand Ambassadors! Read below about their spring attempt to hike the Grand Enchantment Trail from Phoenix to Albuquerque and back again. A Double Dose of The Grand Enchantment Trail By Ras Vaughan When Kathy and I attempted to become the … Continue reading “Brand Ambassador Gear List – Ras and Kathy “Team Ultra Pedestrian” Vaughan”

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”

April 19

Brand Ambassador Gear List – Grace Shattuck

We’d like to welcome Grace Shattuck to the Gossamer Gear Brand Ambassadors program! She shares with us her gear list for off-trail peakbagging adventures – here’s a little bit about her: “I moved to Colorado in 2013 from North Carolina. Prior to meeting Steven (Brand Ambassador Steven “Twinkle” Shattuck), I hiked the “W Route” in … Continue reading “Brand Ambassador Gear List – Grace Shattuck”