December 17

20th Anniversary of Gossamer Gear: A History of Taking Less and Doing More

It started twenty years ago—while backpacking, of course. Glen Van Peski, a consulting civil engineer in Carlsbad, California, joined his eldest son, Brian, on backpacking trips with the Boy Scouts. As he began to learn more about the power of lightweight backpacking, he quickly realized that their backpacks—which weighed seven pounds empty—simply would not do. … Continue reading “20th Anniversary of Gossamer Gear: A History of Taking Less and Doing More”

January 24

Winners of the 2018 Trek Badger Sponsorship Have Been Announced!

After narrowing several fantastic submissions down to just 12 finalists, and then turning to the votes of The Trek’s Expert Panel and readers, the winners of the 2018 Trek Badger Sponsorship have finally been announced! You can see the full list of winners and their prizes on The Trek’s website: https://thetrek.co/meet-2018-badger-sponsorship-winners/?ref=slider The grand prize package included … Continue reading “Winners of the 2018 Trek Badger Sponsorship Have Been Announced!”

January 18

A Thru-Hiker’s Dream: Time to Vote for the 2018 Trek Badger Sponsorship!

You submitted your videos, and now the 12 finalists for the 2018 Badger Sponsorship have been unveiled! It is time to vote to decide which lucky thru-hikers will win thousands of dollars worth of backpacking gear and resources, including their choice of any Gossamer Gear backpack. The finalists include: Annah Blake Augustine Danny Meija Erik … Continue reading “A Thru-Hiker’s Dream: Time to Vote for the 2018 Trek Badger Sponsorship!”

January 2

Considering a 2018 Thru-Hike? Apply for the Trek Badger Sponsorship!

Calling all 2018 aspiring thru-hikers: Want your chance at more than $10,000 worth of backpacking gear and resources? Gossamer Gear has once again teamed up with The Trek to sponsor a handful of lucky thru-hikers for The 2018 Badger Sponsorship. If you’re planning to hike the AT, PCT, or CDT this year, then this contest … Continue reading “Considering a 2018 Thru-Hike? Apply for the Trek Badger Sponsorship!”

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”