American Long Distance Hiking Association - West

Upcoming events

    • 24 Feb 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Cascade Locks, Oregon
    • 143

    5th Annual Cascade Winter Ruck!

    This year's topics to include:

    • Gear panel discussion - From gram-weenie to more traditional, several experienced hikers will show what works for them.
    • Trail food and resupply overview plus a panel discussion - Get ideas and learn different ways to eat on trail.
    • Things that can end your hike - Expectation management, injury prevention, and self-massage techniques by specialist Tyler Kragerud.
    • Leave No Trace and Trail Town Etiquette - by Allgood and Snorkel

    • Pack shakedowns - Go through your gear with an experienced hiker for ideas to lighten your load.  (Bring your full backpack if you'd like to participate!)
    • Trail specific breakout sessions - PCT, CDT, PNT, JMT, ODT, Wonderland Trail. Get your questions answered by folks who have recently hike these trails.

    Breakfast and a fabulous lunch included!

    *****Note: Due to new venue regulations, dogs are no longer allowed in the building.  Please plan on leaving your furry friend at home. ******

    This is a day event only, but for those traveling, we have a arranged a special rate at the Best Western in Cascade Locks. Good for the nights of Feb 23 and Feb 24, ask for ALDHA-West rate when booking.

    Riverview guestroom with two queen beds $116.99+tax
    Hillside guestroom with one king bed $103.99+tax

    All rates include a hot breakfast served at Bridgeside Restaurant. Make reservations by Feb 13 to get this special rate.

    • 03 Mar 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Coeur d'Alene, ID
    • 123

    4th Annual Inland NW Winter Ruck

    Join us for a fun day learning about all things long-distance hiking!

    Breakfast and lunch included. 

    More details coming soon

    • 10 Mar 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Camp Herms in the Berkeley Hills
    • 144

    2nd Annual NorCal Winter Ruck - New location this year!

    Breakfast and Lunch provided.

    On site camping will be available Friday night for those who wish to arrive early.

    List of topics and more information coming soon.

    • 17 Mar 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Golden, CO
    • 197

    Colorado Rockies Winter Ruck 

    This year's topics include:

    • Panel discussion on lightweight gear
    • Trail Nutrition with Salty
    • Navigation demos
    • Water crossings and lightning safety
    • Leave No Trace and Town Etiquette
    • Trail breakout sessions - CT, CDT, PCT, AZT
    • Pack shakedowns (bring your full pack!)

    There will also be some vendors on site for you to see gear in person, and as always, an amazing gear raffle!

    Breakfast, lunch and happy hour beer is provided.

    Full schedule will be posted here closer to the event.

    • 31 Mar 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Bloedel Donovan Park, Bellingham, WA
    • 197

    We're partnering with the PNTA to bring you our first ever Ruck in Bellingham, WA!  

    Breakfast and lunch included.

    More information coming soon!

    • 12 Oct 2018
    • 4:00 PM
    • 14 Oct 2018
    • 12:00 PM
    • Camp Kiwanis, Mt Hood, Oregon

    Save the dates!

Past events

14 Oct 2017 Fall Hiker Fest
29 Sep 2017 The Gathering
18 Aug 2017 PCT Days
11 Mar 2017 Colorado Rockies Ruck
04 Mar 2017 NorCal Ruck
25 Feb 2017 Cascade Ruck
04 Feb 2017 Inland NW Ruck
30 Sep 2016 The Gathering
19 Aug 2016 PCT Days
12 Mar 2016 Colorado Rockies Winter Ruck
27 Feb 2016 Cascade Winter Ruck
13 Feb 2016 Inland NW Winter Ruck
30 Jan 2016 12 Long Walks with Cam "Swami" Honan
07 Nov 2015 Fall Hiker Fest

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