April 27

Ultralight Backpacking Talk – Appalachian Club

How Much Does Your Backpack Weigh? presented by The Appalachian Ohio Sierra Club Athens Community Center 701 E. State St. Athens, OH 45701 Thursday May 2, 2013 Vicky Mattson, experienced thru hiker, Gossamer Gear Trail Ambassador and local Sierra Club trip leader will do an interactive program on thru hiking strategies and Ultralight backpacking. Participants should bring … Continue reading “Ultralight Backpacking Talk – Appalachian Club”

February 22

Glen’s Ultralight Presentation in Japan

We recently ran across an interesting link from Glen’s 10-day trip to Japan in 2010.  Glen was invited to Japan by Evernew and Hiker Depot to give a talk on ultralight backpacking, and to participate in a multi-day backpacking trip. He hiked in the Chichibu Wilderness with a group of twelve.  Glen still remembers the … Continue reading “Glen’s Ultralight Presentation in Japan”

June 17

Why use Trek Poles

Trail Ambassador Steve Burgess recently made a great video about the benefits of using trek poles on hiking trips. The video is very informative and it is something to definitely check out, whether you are an advanced or a novice hiker. Check out the video below and enjoy! [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YtIHlAppSMU[/youtube]

April 26

Lightweight Backpacking Demonstration

On April 2nd, Philip Werner at SectionHiker.com gave a demonstration about lightweight backpacking to a dozen hikers from the NY-NJ Chapter of the Appalachian Mountain Club in Harriman State Park, just outside of New York City. This is the first in a series of lightweight backpacking gear demos he is doing this year.   He has … Continue reading “Lightweight Backpacking Demonstration”