Point of clarification about the GGG....Ken T. correct me if I am wrong.
The GGG is open to everyone....even if you are NOT a BPL Member.
Does not matter if you are MLifer, Regular paying member, Registered Guest of BPL (non-paying), or if you just happen to browse the forums and don't have an account of any sort here.
This is about having fun and hanging out with people who enjoy backpacking/the outdoors.
Heck, if you are totally new to backpacking and simply want to see a ton of backpacking gear that HAPPENS to be lightweight/ultralight...PLEASE come out!
This is NOT a Gathering of UL/Lightweight Snobs!!!
One of the great things about the Gathering of Gear Geeks is that it is a great opportunity for you to see and touch gear that you can only find online, make new friends and find hiking partners for future trips, share/gain wisdom for others about how to use gear and where to go to take trips, and to just have a good time.
Great thing is that even if you are shy or introverted, you have the best ice breaker possible....a common love of the outdoors.
That said, hope to see you all out there.
BPLers 2012 GGG: Henry Coe State Park, CA.
BPLers 3rd Annual 2011 GGG: Henry Coe State Park, CA.
BPLers 2011 GGG: Henry Coe State Park, CA.
Special Video Made by EJ Documenting the 2011 GGG
Backpackers Gone Wild: BPL 3rd Annual SF Bay Area Gathering of Gear Geeks (GGG) Jan 26-27, 2011.