When: April 28 – May 5, 2018
What is it: A five-day backpacking trip beginning on the north end of the trail and ending at Ohiopyle, the south end.
A diverse team from all over the U.S. and Canada who are known for their love of the outdoors and their desire to inspire others on social media will come together to connect and share in the experiences of this backpacking adventure.
Our goal is to encourage people to donate lightly used gear to Gear Forward. These donations help equip the next generation for adventures. Each LHX team member will be giving back in their own way as well as reaching out to their networks on social media and blogs to encourage giving back.
Do you know a non-profit organization, Scout Troop, or faith-based organization that is in need of camping equipment for their programs? Gear Forward is always looking for gear needs to help fulfill through their programs. Gear Forward accepts used gear in good condition as well as monetary donations. All of the donations go directly to the youth in need and operating costs.
Each member has been hand-picked for their various outdoor skills, but the main reason…they all have a desire to give back and pay it forward.
The #LHX2018 Team
Brian Ford – HBF Outdoors
Scott Gauvin – Gear Forward
Shawn Parry – Teton Sports
Rachel Fonstad – Backcountry Petite
Shawn Manogue – TrailBound
Jen Glasgow Potts – Jenny the Trailhead (Gear Forward Ambassador)
Eddie Graberitz – Gear Forward Ambassador
Dane Cramer – Featheredprop.com