The 2012 BACKPACKER Get Out More Tour (GOMT) kicked off last week and we are very excited to be partnered with them as the official footwear sponsor for the 2nd year in a row. Having already made several stops along the tour, GOMT ambassadors, Sheri & Randy Propster, are pumped up about the 2012 seasons and the new program they will be bringing to show attendees.
This year’s program will speak directly to multi-day backpacking trips. Obviously backpacking means different things to different people, so the Propsters are offering attendees tips and techniques to help them travel light, enhance their weekend getaways and highlight ways to refine a multi-day kit. By doing this attendees can leave with fresh advice that will inspire them to create their own backpacking blueprint.
While traveling on the East Coast from April-July, the Propsters will be trekking along, promoting the new and nearly completed Great Eastern Trail (G.E.T). Once complete this route will be roughly 1,800 miles long; traversing 9 states, 3 National Forests, and 4 National Parks. The G.E.T. is truly a long-distance backpacker's paradise, connecting the Florida National Scenic Trail at its Southern terminus with the North Country National Scenic Trail at its Northern end in North Dakota. The G.E.T. is currently 75% complete and is being constructed entirely by volunteer effort. The Propsters will be taking time to hike sections of the trail and also help to construct new sections whenever possible.
In addition, as part of the Featured Destinations in Backpacker, the pair will also be doing a backpacking trip in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park before they leave the southeast.
As part of the 2012 program, the Propsters will be testing out and discussing the newest models in the Vasque Spring 2012 collection. These will include the updated trail runner, the Velocity 2.0, updated light hiker, the Mantra 2.0, entry level boots, the Vector and Vista and the newest addition to the hiking boot collection that is getting rave reviews across the board, the Talus UD.
Not only are the Propsters entertaining, they are also great trail ambassadors, and at every stop they will be giving away one pair of Vasque shoes and other goodies. To find out when the Propsters will be in a town near you check their schedule at www.getoutmoretour.com