Maui for their Honeymoon

Disco and POD are two of our trail ambassadors. What makes them unique is that they are both triple crowners, and they still wanted to get married after all that hiking together. They must be a match made in heaven. Even though they married this last summer they just got around to their honeymoon. They sent us some pictures and we have posted a few of the ones in a gallery for your enjoyment. Congratulations Disco and POD, we feel lucky to have you guys as our customers and trail ambassadors.

P.O.D. Disco
February 08, 2011 — Brian Fryer

2011 Gorilla Backpack

Periodically we repost excellent online articles reviewing our gear. This past fall, Philip Werner at Section Hiker posted an in depth article on the Gorilla. He discussed the pack in depth and covered the design goals, how it compares with the Mariposa™ Plus, and how to best outfit it. You can see all the details at his post entitled "Gossamer Gear Gorilla Backpack".

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February 01, 2011 — Brian Fryer

A Day in the life of an ALS patient

We would like to bring to your attention Royce Cowan. He is a customer of ours and is a 27 year old ALS patient. We consider him to be quite inspirational. He is following his passion of backpacking in a really light way.

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Here is what he has to say in his first post:

"My number one goal is staying alive for many years to come and secondly to hike every trail in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The park has approximately 900 miles of trails which can only be done through certain trail logistics that ads-on even more miles, the average being 1500… A final thought to anyone reading the blog. Whatever life throws at you take action as soon as you can. I now see this disease as a challenge. I feel as I have a new purpose in life and I plan on giving it my all in order to fulfill that purpose. Which is to help others heal their spirit, heal their health, heal their earth and heal others."

Hike on Royce, we admire your spirit and wish for you many more hikes to come.

January 06, 2011 — Brian Fryer

SpinnTwinn and LT4s Go in Norway

Joe Newton is one of the founding members of Nordic Lightpacking and our Trail Ambassador from Bergen, Norway. This summer he took his SpinnTwinn and his Lightrek 4s along with the rest of his ultralightweight gear on a trip. He went to the stunning Hardangervidda National Park, a high mountain plateau environment with incredible scenery. As we all know things don't always go as planned, and they didn't for Joe this time. He has put together a story on this along with some beautiful photography.

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November 18, 2010 — Brian Fryer

Slam Poetry Meets Trail Video

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. Check it out, it is awesome!!

The Ups and Downs of Slammin’ the Trail

November 03, 2010 — Brian Fryer