Derek Hansen Becomes GG Trial Ambassador

The Ultimate Hang Book

Just a short post to say congratulations to Derek Hansen, author of The Ultimate Hang and illustrator extraordinaire, on becoming the latest addition to the Gossamer Gear Trail Ambassador program. I think that Derek is a fabulous choice and will bring his hammock camping expertise to some people (like me!) who coud really use it. If you are […]

Before They’re Gone: Interview with Author Michael Lanza

Photo Credit: Michael Lanza Michael Lanza’s book Before They’re Gone—A Family’s Year-Long Quest to Explore America’s Most Endangered National Parks (Beacon Press), traces his journey to show his kids iconic national parks that could be altered forever by climate change.  He is the Northwest Editor of Backpacker Magazine and the creator of, where he […]

Win a Signed Copy of Appalachian Trials

Zach Davis, author of ‘Appalachian Trials’ recently sat down with me for an interview about his new book, written after successfully thru-hiking the AT with no prior backpacking experience. I’m thankful to Zach for making the time to do this and share his experience with all of us. There are an enormous number of great […]

Appalachian Trials: Interview with Zach Davis

Without a doubt, the question I get asked the most both on and off the trails is “have you hiked the AT?” The answer is yes, but not all of it and nowehere near as much as I would have liked. I know that over time I’ll get it all done and will continue to […]