Interested in long distance backpacking? Come to an ALDHA-West Ruck! Experienced long distance backpackers will share their knowledge to help prepare you for your upcoming adventures.
The Gorge Pavilion - Cascade Locks Marine Park
Cascade Locks, OR
This year's Cascade Ruck will be a 2 day event.
Saturday will focus on our typical Presentations and activities. Topics include:
- Going Lightweight presentation and personal pack shakedowns
- Navigation tools, apps, maps and resources
- Food for the trail and resupply logistics
- Leave No Trace
- Hiking the Oregon Coast Trail
Saturday night movie "The Walkumentary" and social time
Sunday morning you'll have the option of attending breakout sessions on specific topics, going for a hike, or doing trail work.
And of course, our great gear raffle!
Breakfast and Lunch included.
If you plan to stay overnight in Cascade Locks, you may camp on Thunder Island for $10.
Best Western is also offering a special rate for ALDHA-West attendees.
Riverview room with 2 queen bed = $112.49+tax.
Hillside room with 1 king bed = $98.49+tax.
Call 541-374-8777541-374-8777 .
Must book by February 10.
Schedule of Events:
8:00-9:00 - Arrival & Check In Coffee & Doughnuts
9:00-9:30 - President’s Welcome by “Allgood” Whitney LaRuffa
9:30-10:30 - Going Light by Glen Van Peski of Gossamer Gear
10:30-10:45 - 15-Minute Break Time and Light Snack
10:45 -12:00 - Pack Shake Downs and Q&A -help you lighten your load by
Various Triple Crowners and the Gossamer Gear Trail Ambassadors
12:00 - Lunch
1:00 - 1:45pm - Navigation tools, resources, apps and maps by PCT Hikers
1:45-2:00 - 15-Minute Break Time and Light Snack
2:00-2:45 - Food for the Trail and Mail Drop Logistics Panel Discussion
2:45-3:00 - 15-Minute Break Time and Light Snack
3:00-3:45 - LNT Presentation
3:45-4:00 - Break for Snacks
4:00-5:00 - Oregon Coast Trail Presentation Bonnie Henderson
5:00 - Raffle
5:30 - Dinner
7:30 Movie - Walkumentary
9:00 - Social! Go talk trail!
8:00 - 9:00 - Breakfast
9:00 - 1:00 - Volunteer Trail Maintenance Opportunity with the Mount
Hood Chapter of the PCTA.
9:00 - 10:00 - Trail Breakout Sessions (PCT, PNT, CDT)