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New Years Hiking Resolution Raffle


Where have you resolved to go hiking in this new year of 2013!? or did you resolve t embark on a certain number of hikes? We are holding a New Year Hiking Resolution Raffle on the Gossamer Gear Facebook page. Simply “like” the post and post your New Years hiking resolution in the Facebook comments to be entered into the raffle–The winner gets to choose a Gossamer Gear backpack of their choice so keep those fingers crossed!


Update:  Offer expired

22 Responses to New Years Hiking Resolution Raffle

  1. Ken Williams January 11, 2013 at 7:13 am #

    I just finished hiking all 100 of the Classic Hikes in Washington (took me ten years), so I am going back to some of my favorites, the first being Cloudy Pass near Stehekin on Lake Chelan.

  2. Evan McCarthy January 11, 2013 at 7:14 am #

    The 275-mile Kungsleden in Arctic Sweden!

  3. Marianne January 11, 2013 at 7:37 am #

    I regularly go winterhiking and I hope to walk the new C2C in South Sweden, organised by Jorgen Johanson in May 2013, plus other weekend hikes.

  4. Joakim Sjöquist January 11, 2013 at 7:45 am #

    Kungsleden in Sweden. Continuing the process of cutting down on packweight. Last year it was a Gossamer Mariposa plus and minimalistic running shoes. Sweet 🙂
    This year, turning my attention to the shelter..

  5. Joe Tucker January 11, 2013 at 7:58 am #

    Hike more! Winter camp at GrandFather mountain, Roan Mountain and Sterling Mountain in February. (All in NC) Hike Often!

  6. Elen Sentier January 11, 2013 at 7:06 am #

    I’m winter hiking and wildcamping in Glencoe, Scotland, this Feb … with my trusty Murmur (with air frame) and The One :-). Will send some pix.
    all the best,

  7. Stuart Wright January 11, 2013 at 9:35 am #

    I’m celebrating my 70th year on the Planet so I’m going to be hiking/backpacking with my Murmur (and loaning my Gorilla pack to my son) for 10 days in the Marble Mountains of northern California in May.

  8. Taylor burge January 11, 2013 at 10:04 am #

    Do as much of the long trail as I can squeeze in between classes and working.

  9. Chad January 11, 2013 at 10:35 am #

    Such an awesome give-away. I could only be so lucky. I’d love to start venturing into UL backpacking but money is in short supply for sure. This would be extremely helpful. I’d loose 2 pounds just by switching to one of your packs. Anyways, good luck to me…haha…and everyone else entering. I already posted on Fb…just wanted to say thank you for the great contests and gear you are providing to the backpacking community.

  10. Brian Peterson January 11, 2013 at 10:59 am #

    I want to hike the Sierra High Route in 2013.

  11. Jon Belcher (Gandalf PCT2013) January 11, 2013 at 11:35 am #

    I’ll be on the PCT – Mexico to Canada – this year with my older Mariposa Plus.
    Need the Mariposa 2012 to replace the old before the Sierras.

  12. terry thompson January 11, 2013 at 1:22 pm #

    I am planning on finishing the last 477 miles of the PCT from Sierra City to Seiad in late July. Then for my 67th birthday a 30 day trek in Nepal that will include Everest base camp. All of coarse with my Mariposa!

  13. Duncan Cheung January 11, 2013 at 2:14 pm #

    My newborn son’s name, Kiyotaka, means “clarity one gains in tall mountains”.

    CHALLENGE: Lack of light weight, safe, comfortable infant and toddler hiking skills and gear.

    RESOLUTION: Spend 2013 helping my now 12-pound son hike the light way, from the very beginning.

    GOAL: So that when he grows up, terms like “ultralight / SUL / XUL” become irrelevant, almost unthinkable to him. All he will need to think about, is whether he wants to spend time with the mountains.

    • Analysis performed on lightweight infant gear by his 4-month mark
    • Article(s) written on stories and best practices by his 6-month mark
    • Introduce him to the mountains by his 7-month mark
    • Stress test my analysis and best practices, refine them by EOY

  14. Iván Dominguez January 11, 2013 at 5:47 pm #

    This year I do coast to coast and packraft in Scotland.I’ll take the tarp spinntwinn and as always my Mariposa pack. I’ll start in Morar and will finish in Pitchlory. This is my first adventure in whitewaters, I’m excited.
    Warm regards

  15. Jerry W January 11, 2013 at 5:58 pm #

    All the way along the Pyrenees this year, with my faithful Gorilla, Riksack and Spinntwin..

  16. Charles Jackson January 11, 2013 at 7:13 pm #

    I am finishing my last section of the AT that I started 10 years ago before I begin a Nursing program in the fall. Kent, Ct to Mount Katahdin Baby!!!!!

  17. Janek January 12, 2013 at 3:08 pm #

    I’m going to hike the last part of the Via Alpina Red trail from near Geneva to Monaco

  18. Deborah January 14, 2013 at 7:41 pm #

    I’ll be using my Gossamer Gear trekking poles this spring, while walking 1000K, from Sevilla to Santiago de Compostela, Spain.

  19. Jonathan January 14, 2013 at 7:44 pm #

    I am planning on taking two weeks off from work in September to hike the John Muir trail.

  20. Alexander Teel January 14, 2013 at 9:13 pm #

    I will be Hiking the Seven Lakes Basin and to Enchanted Valley this summer. Can’t wait! Thanks for the opportunity! Go light!

    Alexander Teel

  21. Phil January 16, 2013 at 9:54 am #

    After dealing with surgery/chemo for 2 bouts of cancer in the past 5 years I’m just looking forward to getting back outdoors. No specific thoughts/plans in terms of trails to take, number of peaks to bag or distance to hike – perhaps that will come in time – just going to enjoy it all one step at a time.

  22. Jordan January 23, 2013 at 10:55 am #

    Pacific Crest thru hike this summer and a move to Washington so Ill be spending as much time as i can in the North cascades and the surrounding area, stoked on your gear!

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