November 1

Women Only: Hiking the Appalachian Trail

If you’ve dreamed about hiking the Appalachian Trail and live in the Atlanta Area, Gossamer Gear Trail Ambassador JJ Mathes will be teaching a class entitled Hiking the Appalachian Trail: Trip Planning for Women on November 10, at the Buford, Georgia REI Store, from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm. Description: This class is designed to give … Continue reading “Women Only: Hiking the Appalachian Trail”

October 28

A Talk by Thru-Hiker Erin “Wired” Saver

Do you want to learn more about the Continental Divide Trail? If so, come see Gossamer Gear Trail Ambassador Erin “Wired” Saver’s talk on November 7th, 2014 at the REI store in Portland, Oregon from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm. Description: The 3,100 mile Continental Divide Trail is considered one of the most rugged and remote … Continue reading “A Talk by Thru-Hiker Erin “Wired” Saver”

October 7

Carl Rush to Speak at ALDHA

Gossamer Gear Trail Ambassador Carl Rush will be giving a talk titled “Ultralight But Comfortable” at this year’s ALDHA  (Appalachian Long Distance Hikers Association) Annual Gathering this year. Carl will also have some Gossamer Gear backpacks on hand for people who want to try out what an ultralight backpack feels like if you’ve never tried … Continue reading “Carl Rush to Speak at ALDHA”

September 7

Lightweight Scouting in North Carolina

Trail Ambassador Joe Jacaruso will be giving a series of talks on how to prepare for Philmont, backpacking skills and lightweight backpacking this September and October at several Scouting events in North Carolina. A veteran Appalachian Trail thru-hiker as well as a Scoutmaster, Joe gives frequent talks and gear demonstrations to scouting troops  throughout the … Continue reading “Lightweight Scouting in North Carolina”

August 27

Teaching BSA Introduction

Gossamer Gear Trail Ambassador and Scoutmaster Derek Hansen will be teaching an Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills in conjunction with the Boy Scouts of America, Grand Canyon Council on September 13-14, 2013, in Flagstaff Arizona. Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills is the required outdoor training for all Scoutmasters, assistant Scoutmasters, and Varsity Scout coaches. Outdoor … Continue reading “Teaching BSA Introduction”

August 11

Overnight Backpacking Basics for Women Class

If you live in the Atlanta Area, join Gossamer Gear Trail Ambassador JJ Mathes for a talk that she’s giving on Overnight Backpacking Basics for Women at the Buford REI (directions below) on August 17th, from 3-4:30 pm. In a class tailored for women, JJ will take the mystery out of overnight backpacking with an overview of … Continue reading “Overnight Backpacking Basics for Women Class”