[Cdt-l] Which Gossamer Gear Pack

Peggy Willis methowpeggy at gmail.com
Mon Nov 9 13:12:18 CST 2015


Trail Dog and I like the Mariposa.

It's light weight and holds up well for longer carries like through the Bob Marshall.

CDT Marmot

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> Date: Sun, 8 Nov 2015 10:28:09 -0800
> From: "Roger Carpenter" <pinecone at elkpass.com>
> To: <cdt-l at backcountry.net>
> Subject: [Cdt-l] Selecting a Gossamer Gear backpack for CDT
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> I was very fortunate to win a Gossamer Gear backpack at the ALDHA-West
> Gathering in September  Thanks to Gossamer Gear for being such a good
> supporter of ALDHA-West!  Now, I need to choose one of their packs.  I
> intend to use the pack on a CDT thru-hike a few years from now.  
> I would welcome any advice from CDT hikers who have used any of the Gossamer
> Gear backpacks.  My intention is go comfortably ultra-light.  This means I
> will have a NeoAir full length mattress, and one of the Six Moon Design
> cuben fiber solo shelters (not a tarp).  At my age, 61, I plan to hike much
> less than 35-mile days on the CDT, so I will tend to carry a little more
> food between resupply than other hikers.  Presently, my base pack weight is
> around 14 to 16 pounds (with a backpack that weighs 34 oz. empty), a Western
> Mountaineering sleeping bag (30 oz.) and a Six Moons shelter (34 oz.).  I
> intend to replace the sleeping bag and shelter with lighter and more
> packable ones, and use an alcohol stove.

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