Mar 14, 2010 at 8:38 am #1256462
I just wanted to put Trail Days 2010 on people's calendars. It's held in Damascus, VA May 14-16 (weekend after Mother's Day). It's timed to coincide when most of the AT thru-hikers will be in the area, although many hitch north & south to attend.
There are lots of cottage gear and national brand gear manufacturers exhibiting. Here is a partial list, but unfortunately it looks like GG, GoLite, and BPL won't be there…
SIX MOON DESIGNS
JACKS R BETTER, LLC
MOUNTAIN LAUREL DESIGNS
APPALACHIAN PAGES GUIDE BOOK
APPY TRAILS LLC
CEDAR TREE INDUSTRY
EAGLES NEST OUTFITTERS
ENERTIA TRAIL FOODS
SWEET SPRINGS HAMMOCK
THE OUTFITTERS AT HARPERS FERRY
APPALACHIAN TRAIL CONSERVACY
GREGORY MTN PRODUCTS
BIG SKY INTL
Here is some information from the 2007 Trail Days.
TomMar 14, 2010 at 8:05 pm #1586464
Joe GeibBPL Member
@joegeibLocale: Delaware & Lehigh Valleys
I can't go (again). I have a wedding (not mine).
U going?Mar 15, 2010 at 2:44 am #1586546
Sorry to hear it, it would have been a fun trip. I do plan to go to Trail Days. It'd be great to catch up with other BPL memebers while there.
TomMay 11, 2010 at 4:53 pm #1608894
Just wanted to remind folks that Trail Days will held this weekend in Damascus, VA. Hope to see some of you there.
TomMay 11, 2010 at 6:11 pm #1608921
Ron BellBPL Member
I talked to Grant tonight. Gossamer Gear will be there!
MLD will be there Friday late morning.May 11, 2010 at 8:06 pm #1608960
When are you going? For the day or overnight? Camping or where are you staying?
DougMay 12, 2010 at 2:48 am #1609018
I'm driving from PA, and expect to arrive late Thrus night. I'm camping in tent city. I'll be down there with my 7 yr. old son, so say hello if you see us. We'll be using a light blue 2-man Sierra Designs Clip Flashlight tent.
What are your plans, Doug?
Looking forward to seeing what new stuff MLD & GG have.
TomMay 12, 2010 at 3:11 pm #1609197
Not sure yet, might just drive down for the day. I'll say hello if I see you!May 12, 2010 at 5:48 pm #1609243
Jolly Green GiantBPL Member
GG – There.
SMD – Not there.May 12, 2010 at 5:57 pm #1609245
Will you be at your 'booth' for most of Saturday? Would love to finally meet you!May 12, 2010 at 6:29 pm #1609258
Travis LeannaBPL Member
So, do the cottage manufacturers actually sell gear, or only display their new products?May 12, 2010 at 6:55 pm #1609269
They sell gear, but have lots of tents…ah, I mean TARPS on display. You can buy stuff sacks, shoes, socks, alcohol stoves (Caldera Cones), hammocks, quilts, etc. Of course, they don't have their whole stock, but MLD usually has a good selection. It's a great time to try things on or crawl in to check for headroom.
TomMay 12, 2010 at 9:48 pm #1609324
Rand LindslyBPL Member
……and the list of "official" folks on the list above, doesn't count all the others that are there somewhat unofficially. For example….a bunch of us are cramming in with AGG….Trail Designs, Evernew, and a few others!
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