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Ultralight hikers strip down
Ultralight hiking pioneer Glen Van Peski, founder of Gossamer Gear, hikes in the Tahoe National Forest with distance hikers Liz Thomas and Justin Lichter, both adherents to principles of ultralight hiking in which adventurers head into the backcountry with as little as five pounds of gear.
Glen Van Peski sets up a lightweight shelter in the rain.
Ultralight hiker Justin Lichter, who has logged more than 35,000 miles on trails in North America, Africa, New Zealand and Europe, often takes only about five pounds of gear on overnight hikes. Lichter takes in the view from Castle Peak near Truckee, Calif.

Carrying a tent? Toss it

Ultralight hiking pioneer Glen Van Peski, founder of Gossamer Gear, hikes in the Tahoe National Forest with distance hikers Liz Thomas and Justin Lichter, both adherents to principles of ultralight hiking in which adventurers head into the backcountry with as little as five pounds of gear.
Glen Van Peski sets up a lightweight shelter in the rain.
Ultralight hiker Justin Lichter, who has logged more than 35,000 miles on trails in North America, Africa, New Zealand and Europe, often takes only about five pounds of gear on overnight hikes. Lichter takes in the view from Castle Peak near Truckee, Calif.
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