March 2

Camping in Austin: 5 Places to Explore the Texas Collection’s Inspiration

As a city just shy of a million in population, Austin might not initially appear to an outsider as a hot camping destination. However, this unique city offers easy access to camping in some truly beautiful nature areas. Camping in Austin is the perfect escape from the day-to-day hustle and bustle. It’s an easy way … Continue reading “Camping in Austin: 5 Places to Explore the Texas Collection’s Inspiration”

January 28

UP North Loop: Brand Ambassadors Complete Over 2,600 Miles on New Trail

At Gossamer Gear, we have huge love for our brand ambassadors. They’re the best gear testers. They’re incredible people. And, golly, do they go on some awesome adventures! Two of our Brand Ambassadors, Ras “UltraPedestrian” Vaughan and Kathy “OBAL Unbranded” Vaughan (aka: Team UltraPedestrian), recently completed over 2,600 miles on the first ever Inland Northwest … Continue reading “UP North Loop: Brand Ambassadors Complete Over 2,600 Miles on New Trail”

January 17

Bike Trip Turned Rad Tradition: A Family Pedal with Beauty and Connection

By: Luke Webster I’ve always admired people who develop lasting traditions. I don’t mean boring, normal traditions surrounding commercial holidays; I’m talking about the wild, quirky, epic traditions that produce months of anticipation and cause people to cock their heads sideways wondering whether they should question your sanity or be jealous. Over the past couple … Continue reading “Bike Trip Turned Rad Tradition: A Family Pedal with Beauty and Connection”

November 9

Climbing the 600 Highest Peaks in the Adirondacks

By: Erik Schlimmer Peakbagging can be addictive—even in the Adirondack Mountains, a range choked with cliffs, swamps, rivers, and dense forests. Like more traditional addicts, I began with the soft stuff. In my case, that was climbing the 40 summits above 4,000 feet. Then, I climbed the 100 highest peaks. Then, the 217 peaks above 3,000 … Continue reading “Climbing the 600 Highest Peaks in the Adirondacks”

September 12

Thru-Hiking in Scotland: A Right to Roam & the Freedom to Adventure

Words By: Sally Phillips // Photos Courtesy: Steven “Twinkle” Shattuck Is thru-hiking in Scotland a thing? I’m not really sure we’ve quite cracked it yet, although we are definitely getting closer. One of the major problems is that we are a pretty tiny country—just over 220 miles at the widest point, and 550 miles North … Continue reading “Thru-Hiking in Scotland: A Right to Roam & the Freedom to Adventure”

June 27

New Zealand & the Te Araroa Trail: Learning to “Thru-Journey”

By: Christine Martens From the images pouring out of New Zealand’s new long distance trail, the Te Araroa, the hike looked like a tantalizing adventure. Rugged mountains, sweeping landscapes, and rainforests filled with fern trees and waterfalls. However, after reading some people’s accounts of hiking the entire trail—“purists”—I started rethinking the idea of a traditional … Continue reading “New Zealand & the Te Araroa Trail: Learning to “Thru-Journey””

May 23

Short Thru Hikes When the PCT is Too Long & the Weekend is Too Short

By: Korrin L. Bishop If you’ve reached the point in your adventuring where being a weekend warrior isn’t enough, but spending several months thru-hiking the Pacific Crest Trail isn’t an option, it’s time to meet the world of the “Goldilocks” hike. A Goldilocks hike is not too short. It’s not too long. It’s just right. … Continue reading “Short Thru Hikes When the PCT is Too Long & the Weekend is Too Short”

April 4

Taking less and doing more in Neverland: Lightweight Travel in Southern Thailand

    When you arrive on the Phi Phi island chain, you leave your shirt behind, and keep your eyes wide open. You’ll find that the harsh island heat and humidity brings out colors in the sky and sea you wouldn’t think possible . You’ll find mischievous monkeys, speedy longboats, deep lagoons and sunburned tourists … Continue reading “Taking less and doing more in Neverland: Lightweight Travel in Southern Thailand”