January 9

Ringing in the New Year at Grand Staircase-Escalante & Bears Ears

By: Steven “Twinkle” Shattuck My wife, Grace, and I have been saddened by the news of the recent shrinking of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument and Bears Ears National Monument. The beautiful and unexplored frontiers of these national monuments should be cherished. Grand Staircase-Escalante was the last part of the lower 48 to get cartographed, and remains … Continue reading “Ringing in the New Year at Grand Staircase-Escalante & Bears Ears”

December 14

Beauty, Adventure, & the Right Gear on an Off-Trail Grand Canyon Route

By: Sirena Dufault The Grand Canyon is my favorite place of all – the more I see, the deeper appreciation I have for this Wonder of the World. I am currently working on traversing the length of the Canyon in sections. The Colorado River through the Canyon is 277 miles long, but once I’m done … Continue reading “Beauty, Adventure, & the Right Gear on an Off-Trail Grand Canyon Route”

November 26

Peak Bagging in the Weminuche Wilderness with the Kumo 36 Superlight Backpack

By: Steven “Twinkle” Shattuck Passions come in waves for me; I get washed up in obsession, only to see that excitement subside when newer, shinier desires appear. This has been a cycle my whole life in the outdoors. I got fixated on multi-week backpacks, only for that to be overtaken by the thrill of climbing high … Continue reading “Peak Bagging in the Weminuche Wilderness with the Kumo 36 Superlight Backpack”

October 24

Brand Ambassador Gear List: Erin “Wired” Saver

By: Erin “Wired” Saver The Pyrenees mountain range, which creates a natural border between Spain and France, runs from the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea. There are multiple routes that can be traveled along the length of the Pyrenees, but I wanted the one that would stay higher and not dive down to villages … Continue reading “Brand Ambassador Gear List: Erin “Wired” Saver”

September 14

Brand Ambassador Gear List – Ras and Kathy “Team Ultra Pedestrian” Vaughan

Gossamer Gear would like to welcome Team UltraPedestrian, Ras and Kathy Vaughan as our newest Brand Ambassadors! Read below about their spring attempt to hike the Grand Enchantment Trail from Phoenix to Albuquerque and back again. A Double Dose of The Grand Enchantment Trail By Ras Vaughan When Kathy and I attempted to become the … Continue reading “Brand Ambassador Gear List – Ras and Kathy “Team Ultra Pedestrian” Vaughan”

August 15

Ryan “Dirtmonger” Sylva: Backpacker to Bikepacker

Gossamer Gear Brand Ambassador Ryan “Dirtmonger” Sylva has logged thousands of miles both on long-distance hiking trails and routes of his own design. Here’s his story about how an injury forced a change of perspective from backpacker to bikepacker.   The last thing I will do is wait, to wait for time to pass, for … Continue reading “Ryan “Dirtmonger” Sylva: Backpacker to Bikepacker”

May 23

2016 Leaders in Conservation Awards Gala

This month, I set down my pack and trail runners and donned business wear for the 7th Annual Leaders in Conservation Awards Gala in Washington, DC. Emceed by former Appalachian Trail overall speed record holder (and current women’s supported speed record holder) Jennifer Pharr Davis, the event highlighted those in the business and non-profit community … Continue reading “2016 Leaders in Conservation Awards Gala”