Victory Hoyt has been hiking the Appalachian Trail since 1974 and has covered over 1500 miles of trail. He was recently featured on Section Hiker and won their raffle for one of our packs. He was given the choice to pick any one he wanted and he decided on the Mariposa™ Plus because it was the … Continue reading “Victor Hoyt Picks Mariposa Plus”
Steve Burgess, one of our trail ambassadors, recently put together this video on his three day trek of the Wonderland Trail. It is a takeoff on slam poetry and is one of the most creative trail videos we have seen. He submitted and got into Kendal, which is Europe’s version of the Banff Film Festival. … Continue reading “Slam Poetry Meets Trail Video”
An article entitled “Lighten Up” was in the Lifestyle section of the Austin American Statesman this morning. In it is a story of Rich Colfack and his journey to get lighter. There is some good info on how Rich went about it for his hike on the JMT in 2008. Also, Gossamer Gear’s President, Grant … Continue reading “Austin American Statesman Today”
How many times have you lost a tent stake, the thin 6-inch titanium hook stakes to be precise? I live in the southeastern part of the US where dead leaves from various hardwoods and pine needles are on the ground year around. I’ve found the nondescript gray color of this titanium stakes hard for me … Continue reading “Losing your Titanium Tent Stakes”
The Gorilla happened to be in Denver meeting suppliers when the first snow of the season hit the Rocky Mountain National Park, which seemed liked a good excuse to get up to tree line and test out his snappy new RikSak for a day.
Grant went out to show our gear. We were joined by some of the other companies in the ultralight community. One of the highlights was a little hacky sack with Ron Moak (Six Moons Designs), Rand and Russ (Trail Designs), and Henry Shires (Tarptent). If you want to see a few more pictures.
Grant and Dave from Gossamer Gear went to Yosemite National Park to test out some new gear and enjoy the park with Rand and Russ from Trail Designs. We got together to test our latest packs, shelters and cook systems. We did a two night, three day trip down the Merced River Valley. We hiked … Continue reading “Exploring Yosemite”
Dave went to Philmont as a guest of the Philmont Staff Association. Philmont is a Boy Scout paradise where 22,000 Boy Scouts visit every year. At any one day in the summer over 3,600 boy scouts and advisors are in the backcountry visiting one of dozens of camps. Some of the camps are staffed and … Continue reading “Philmont 2010”
This photo shows how a hiker is using his Hip Belt Pockets when not wearing his pack. He just slides his belt through the elastic loops. –Submitted by Paul Cronshaw