Vermont's own "footpath through the wilderness," the Long Trail, has gained notoriety on the east coast the past few years, due to the success of the delicious Long Trail Ale. But to most Vermonters and knowledgeable hikers and backpackers, the Long Trail is an acclaimed scenic highway that spans the entire length of the state. The 270+ mile trail takes you up, down and around the most prominent mountains in Vermont. Www.CCOutdoorStore.com 's warehouse happens to be located only eight miles from the trail. The number of individuals who can say they've completed the Long Trail's entirety is trumped by the number of day-hikers and weekenders who frequent the byway.
Two of Gregory's new models for 2012, the Fury and Freia, are for those nature enthusiasts who take their trips a day or two at a time. Also perfect for adventure racers or even minimalist thru-hikers, these fully featured packs range from 14L-40L. The breathable, mesh-channeled harness and hip belt, in addition to the anatomically designed back panels, create a suspension system that offers comfort and stability. Gregory backpacks will remain on sale at 20% off until 5/17/12, so get this great backpack at a great price while you still can! Locally on Route 2 in Waterbury or shop online! Gregory's got your back.