When: April 28 – May 5, 2018

Where: Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail, Pennsylvania

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.

In the months to come leading up to #LHX2018, we’ll post updates here on our website. You can also follow us on Instagram and Twitter

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

#LHX2018 Partners

Hike By Faith
Gear Forward
Epic Social
Teton Sports
Palisade Gear
North x North
Coalcracker Bushcraft
Salsa’s Food Truck – The Taco Man

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