June 6

Fathers & the Outdoors: Reflections from the Gossamer Gear Team

The month of June brings with it a day to acknowledge the role fathers play in the lives of their children and communities. For many outdoor adventurers, fathers may be the ones who took them on their first hikes, or otherwise encouraged them to journey into the solitude of nature. Father’s Day is a time … Continue reading “Fathers & the Outdoors: Reflections from the Gossamer Gear Team”

May 29

How To: Pack Your Instagram Gear Layout into the Mariposa

By: Chris Klibowitz We all love seeing other people’s gear laid out all organized for the pre-packing social media post—Gossamer Gear even immortalized that scene for a “take less, do more” hat. Yet, I’ve always been left with a nagging question: “Where is all that stuff going?” Or, more specifically, “How are they packing it?” … Continue reading “How To: Pack Your Instagram Gear Layout into the Mariposa”

May 23

Short Thru Hikes When the PCT is Too Long & the Weekend is Too Short

By: Korrin L. Bishop If you’ve reached the point in your adventuring where being a weekend warrior isn’t enough, but spending several months thru-hiking the Pacific Crest Trail isn’t an option, it’s time to meet the world of the “Goldilocks” hike. A Goldilocks hike is not too short. It’s not too long. It’s just right. … Continue reading “Short Thru Hikes When the PCT is Too Long & the Weekend is Too Short”

April 18

Life Changing Experience of Thru-Hiking: Brand Ambassador Arlette Laan

By: Arlette Laan For many people, long distance hiking is a life changing experience. I am one of those people. I finished my first thru-hike in 2003 at the Canadian border after completing the Pacific Crest Trail. At the time, I didn’t know about post-trail depression, and it hit me hard. I missed my trail … Continue reading “Life Changing Experience of Thru-Hiking: Brand Ambassador Arlette Laan”

April 4

Taking less and doing more in Neverland: Lightweight Travel in Southern Thailand

    When you arrive on the Phi Phi island chain, you leave your shirt behind, and keep your eyes wide open. You’ll find that the harsh island heat and humidity brings out colors in the sky and sea you wouldn’t think possible . You’ll find mischievous monkeys, speedy longboats, deep lagoons and sunburned tourists … Continue reading “Taking less and doing more in Neverland: Lightweight Travel in Southern Thailand”

March 21

Becoming a Hiking Poles Believer with the LT5 3-Piece Carbon Poles

By: Korrin L. Bishop I never got the hype. I never understood the point. I remember watching people hiking up Old Rag in Shenandoah National Park with hiking poles and thinking they were more of a hindrance than anything. If we’re cutting weight, why bring something so unnecessary? Then, I was hiking down Lassen Peak … Continue reading “Becoming a Hiking Poles Believer with the LT5 3-Piece Carbon Poles”