October 7

Simple DIY Mini Toilet Paper (WAG) Bags

Technically speaking, a WAG bag is designed to collect human excrement (poop) and allow you to pack it out. In some locations, a WAG bag is required, such as on Mount Rainier or in many desert canyons. But for many backcountry areas, burying poop is still the approved method—but what about the toilet paper (TP)? … Continue reading “Simple DIY Mini Toilet Paper (WAG) Bags”

December 30

Colgate University’s Outdoor Education Program

For decades, leaders and participants in Colgate University’s Outdoor Education (OE) program have struggled under heavy packs. Fifty student leaders, under the guidance of three full-time staff members, brave the New England weather to lead backpacking, canoeing, kayaking, caving, winter camping, skiing, snowshoeing, fly fishing, indoor and outdoor rock climbing, ice climbing, mountain biking, backcountry … Continue reading “Colgate University’s Outdoor Education Program”

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”