Calling all 2018 aspiring thru-hikers: Want your chance at more than $10,000 worth of backpacking gear and resources? Gossamer Gear has once again teamed up with The Trek to sponsor a handful of lucky thru-hikers for The 2018 Badger Sponsorship. If you're planning to hike the AT, PCT, or CDT this year, then this contest is for you!

The Badger Sponsorship began in 2012 as an effort to pay forward the goodwill given to The Trek's owner, Zach Davis, before and during his thru-hike. This year the prizes are bigger than ever! Winners will receive packages with gear, shoes, socks, food, stuff sacks, water filtration, and more. The top five packages also include, drum roll, please…

Your choice of one Gossamer Gear backpack ! Been eyeing the Kumo ? Maybe the Mariposa ? More of a Gorilla person? The choice will be yours if you are one of the lucky recipients of the sponsorship.

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Entries to the contest, in the form of a video no longer than 90 seconds, will be accepted until no later than 11pm EST on Sunday, January 14th. If you're interested, or know someone who might be, check out the following link for full details on each of the prize packages and how to enter: