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”

March 8

Brand Ambassador Gear List – Heather “Anish” Anderson on the AZT

Next up in our series where we give you a look at what’s inside of our Brand Ambassador’s packs:  Heather “Anish” Anderson and her gear list for her Arizona Trail self-supported Fastest Known Time. The terrain on the AZT is very diverse and a surprising amount of the trail isn’t the classic desert terrain one … Continue reading “Brand Ambassador Gear List – Heather “Anish” Anderson on the AZT”

February 9

Brand Ambassador Gear List – Liz “Snorkel” Thomas

Next up in the Brand Ambassador Gear List series is Liz “Snorkel” Thomas. Snorkel has backpacked over 15,000 miles across the United States on 16 long distance hikes, including the pioneering traverse of the Chinook Trail across the Columbia River Gorge and the pioneering traverse of the Wasatch Range, which she did solo. Liz is affectionately known … Continue reading “Brand Ambassador Gear List – Liz “Snorkel” Thomas”

January 12

Brand Ambassador Gear List – Whitney “Allgood” LaRuffa

Our Brand Ambassadors serve as a source of inspiration and we are excited to announce a new series where you’ll get a chance to see what’s in their packs! First up, Whitney “Allgood” LaRuffa shares his gear list for his 2016 hike of the Continental Divide Trail.The following gear was used during the last two … Continue reading “Brand Ambassador Gear List – Whitney “Allgood” LaRuffa”