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Newest Trail Ambassador

Meet Mark Roberts, our newest addition to the Trail Ambassador family.   Originating from England, he grew up walking the South Downs in Kent before getting bitten by the outdoor bug on a trip to the mountains of Snowdonia, Wales.  For the last three years he’s been enjoying the great open spaces of the U.S of […]

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What is Tenkara

Well if you haven’t heard about Tenkara, it is all the rage with backpackers now.  The reason is that it is the perfect fly fishing system for people who want to keep their weight down.   It doesn’t require a reel and it folds up into itself and assembles super-fast.  Jason Klass created a TenkaraTalk, a […]

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Mission Pine Basin Trail Work

Over the July 4th weekend Paul Cronshaw, one of our Trail Ambassadors, lead a group of 5 VWR Litehikers from McKinley Saddle to Mission Pine Basin to survey trail and campsite conditions, remove 35 blowdowns, and construct a 250 foot trail realignment section authorized by the USFS.  We commend Paul on giving back the the […]

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Hiking the Raggeds

Disco and POD are one of the ‘hikingest’ couples out there.  They are one of the few triple crowner couples we know about.  So when they go on a trip, you know it has to be scenic.  Check out this gallery on their latest hikes to the Ragged Wilderness area in Colorado.  It is a […]

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Hidden Europe

Trail Ambassador Francis Tapon is back in the states after putting the finishing touches on his latest ebook on Eastern Europe.  But it all started with his dream to travel.  Here is an inspirational piece on how he came to be so passionate.  He inspires all to get a passport and go travel the world.  […]

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Hendrik gets funded for Ultralight A-Z

Update:  Offer expired Not too long ago we posted about Hendrik Morkel’s project called Ultralight A-Z.  We are happy to say that his funding is complete and he will be starting on his project soon.  He recently shared with us his intro and we wanted to share it with our viewers.  We are one of […]

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Joe Newton goes Back to the Basics

Joe slips out his door and into his back yard to go on what he calls his own little micro-adventure.  But you see, his back yard is quite special, it is in Norway and he has a great post and some stunning pictures to boot.   Last updated:14th April, 2015

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July Newsletter backpack winner

John Goodman is the winner of the backpack of his choice.  He was one of many that submitted a tip as requested from our July Newsletter.  We drew his name out of an Ultralight Pot as seen below.  Please take a moment to subscribe to our newsletter, if you haven’t already, so that you too […]

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