Osprey will once again be attending Trail Days from May 17-19 in gorgeous Damascus, VA and we’re stoked to see you there!
Throughout the event, Osprey and hikers will be celebrating the art of hiking with live music, a hiker parade and free meals to feed the thru-hikers that may be stopping on their way thru to Mt. Katahdin. Whether you are a thru-hiker yourself or just in town for the weekend, be sure to stop by the Osprey tent for free pack and gear repair all day, every day! We will have our warranty/repairs team on hand to provide your repair needs to get you back on the trail. We will also be a full display featuring all of our newest packs and a smokin’ 20 percent off retail sale through Mt. Roger’s Outfitters to kick-off hiking season! Don’t forget to swing by the booth to learn how you can win a free pack, happening daily throughout the weekend.
Last but not least, dont miss a live perfomance from Old North State at the Osprey’s Tent City Location! Friday, May 17 and Saturday, May 18 from 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Check them out!
The hikers have begun to descend on Damascus. We find ourselves in a world of kilted bald men with unkempt beards. The women tend to be more, shall we say, varietal. Yes, it’s another Trail Days and to say Damascus will never be the same is a misnomer, because quite evidently, it never was. Crispy Critter, Buttercup, Blue Eyes, Dead Man Walking – just a few of the folks that have stopped by and said hello today.
This is the largest trail event (probably in the world) for one of the longest trails in the world. It represents a desire that we all hold somewhere – to unplug and escape for months, to be in a place (both mentally and physically) where time does not matter. It also represents the proverbial slice of Americana, the kind of thing that can only happen in – America.
Over the next few days we’ll repair dozens and dozens of packs – Osprey and any other brand. We’ll meet more folks by trail name only and yes, we’ll see more kilts and beards – none of them on women. This is our time to literally get in the trenches, to truly learn what our customers need our packs to do. Every success and failure of our product is amplified here. What better place than the AT to learn if that pack really does what it is supposed to do?