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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. Packrafting in Scotland

    Gossamer Gear | Oct 21, 2013

    David Hine in his element In late June, I visited the far north west of Scotland, with fellow Trail Ambassador David...

  7. Fly Fishing Northville Placid Trail

    Gossamer Gear | Oct 14, 2013

    The Northville-Placid Trail (NPT) is a good trail with some excellent fishing water. During my previous trips along t...

  8. The Appeal of Mountain Bothies

    Gossamer Gear | Sep 30, 2013

    A Mountain Bothy Recently fellow Trail Ambassador David Hine joined me in the Cairngorm National Park for a few days...

  9. Backpacking in Yellowstone

    Gossamer Gear | Sep 16, 2013

    Descending an elk trail into the upper Lamar River. Why Yellowstone doesn't see more backpackers, and enjoy the not ...

  10. Polycryo Tarp in 100 Mile Challenge

    Gossamer Gear | Aug 18, 2013

    In June, Trail Ambassador Rob Kelly participated for the second year in the Allegheny 100 Challenge. The A-100 Challe...