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  1. Gear for Ultralight Canoe Camping

    Gossamer Gear | Mar 25, 2014

    Many people have the image of a heavily loaded canoe, where a paddler/camper can bring everything. Others think of fl...

  2. Grand Canyon's Escalante Route

    Gossamer Gear | Mar 18, 2014

    This backpacking trip has it all – a little bit of adventure, steep trails, and climbing mixed in with mellow, sweepi...

  3. Friends Hike Yosemite National Park

    Gossamer Gear | Feb 25, 2014

    Yosemite National Park - What a place! I planned this trip with 3 other friends of mine about 2 years ago. They all l...

  4. Hayduke Trail: A Southwest Adventure

    Gossamer Gear | Feb 18, 2014

    March 31st, 2013 was my last day of work and my new job would not begin until May 1st, which left me plenty of time ...

  5. Sandstone Amphitheatres

    Gossamer Gear | Jan 28, 2014

    Backpacking only makes sense because there are lines drawn around it; places we cannot go. Most definitions exclude c...

  6. Packrafting with Butterflies

    Gossamer Gear | Jan 06, 2014

    A few weeks ago, two out of the three UK based GG trail ambassadors disappeared into the wilds of Torridon, North We...

  7. Relationships Forged by Backpacking

    Gossamer Gear | Dec 22, 2013

    The second weekend in October marked our first-ever three-generation backpacking trip. It was a short overnighter in ...

  8. Vagabond Blues

    Gossamer Gear | Dec 15, 2013

    On the Vagabond Loop this summer I pretty much went where ever I wanted: closed National Forests, private land, camp...

  9. 5 Day Glacier National Park Hike

    Gossamer Gear | Dec 03, 2013

    I went to Glacier National Park in the latter half of September with 3 other members of my backpacking club (Northeas...

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