How can you lighten your pack to record levels? After an exciting 33-minute film, gain insights from a leader in the outdoor gear market, Glen Van Peski, Founder of Gossamer Gear. Dubbed “The Guru of Lightness” by one writer, Van Peski has developed a loyal following for his innovative designs and commitment to sharing the “way of enlightenment.” Van Peski, a native Californian with a love for being in the backcountry, has hiked most of the California and Oregon sections of the PCT, sections of the Continental Divide Trail and the Appalachian Trail and has also wandered the backcountry in Japan, Wind River Range, Tetons and Beartooths.
Known for his humorous, information-packed presentations, Van Peski is a sought-after speaker on equipment and techniques. He will share a handful of ways to achieve an ultra light makeover including a discussion about food and water while sharing his personal gear. There will be ample time for questions and comments, and, attendees won’t be disappointed as the evening wraps up with a drawing for cool door prizes from Gossamer. Gossamer Gear’s ultra-light products have been featured in Backpacker, Outside and National Geographic Adventure magazines. This session is expected to last until 7:30 p.m.