Trail Ambassador Vicky Mattson
Join Trail Ambassador and veteran backpacker Vicky Mattson as she presents stories and lessons learned from a lifetime of heavy packs and reforming her gear into a 9-15 lb base weight for her Pacific Crest Trail hike and her Continental Divide Trail attempt. In 2011 and 2012 Vicky and her family hiked the 2,650 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail. She is currently working on Section Hiking/biking The Continental Divide Trail (very large chunks) Last year we hiked the Colorado and Wyoming portion of the CDT, this year we will finish with the CDT in New Mexico and Montana. She is planning to hike the AT alone next year, completing the Triple Crown of America’s long trails. Along the way Vicky has learned many strategies regarding gear, food prep, and planning for these long hikes. The program will include some photos of Vicky’s hikes as well as examples of gear and going light. Vicky will also have some Gossamer Gear (https://gossamergear.com/
)products to share, and discount coupons. If you are planning any long trail hiking or are just sick of heavy packs this workshop is for you.
9 AM Saturday April 26th
at the Buckeye Trailfest http://www.buckeyetrailfest.org/