January 29

Highlights: Winter 2014 Outdoor Retailer Trade Show

By Will Rietveld, Gossamer Gear Trail Ambassador I have reported on the OR Show since 2006, so this is my 17th show. OR never disappoints; it’s big, high energy, and always yields lots of emerging new technologies and products of interest to lightweight and ultralight backpackers. This show is no different. Highlighted products will be … Continue reading “Highlights: Winter 2014 Outdoor Retailer Trade Show”

January 28

Sandstone Amphitheatres

Backpacking only makes sense because there are lines drawn around it; places we cannot go. Most definitions exclude civilized, excessively roaded areas, so we backpackers are forced back into the woods, our preferred routes thus constrained. Less often discussed, but just as relevant, are the rugged places in the hearts of wilderness where backpackers are … Continue reading “Sandstone Amphitheatres”