Interested in long distance backpacking? Come to an ALDHA-West Ruck! New presentation topics in 2017 will be of interest to both new and experienced long distance hikers.
Breakfast and lunch included!
Click here for complete event schedule
On site vendors and organizations:
Gossamer Gear, Montbell, Friends of the Columbia Gorge, Purple Rain Adventure Skirts, PCTA Mt Hood Chapter, Next Adventure, Mountain Shop, PNTA, Six Moon Designs, hikertrash, Oregon Desert Trail, book signing by Eli Boschetto, and Girl Scout cookies!
If you wish to stay in Cascade Locks overnight, the Best Western Columbia River Inn (541-374-8777) is offering a special rate for ALDHA-West Ruck attendees. Must book by Feb 15.
Riverview guestroom with two queen beds $116.99+tax
Hillside guestroom with one king bed $103.49+tax
Used Gear Sale: Have some used gear you want to sell? Bring it along! Looking to pick up some affordable gear? Bring some cash! Connect directly with other attendees.
Food Swap:Bring 5 or more portions of home created goods that you are prepared to part with (they can all be the same thing or a mix). Normally, these food swaps are all homemade, but if you have a ton of pre-made bars or packaged food that you decide you can no longer gag down, it’s ok to bring them to swap, too! Please keep track of all the ingredients, whether it is organic, gluten free, vegan, has nuts, etc. Bring a sample of your food (we can provide hot water to rehydrate homemade dinners as well as cutlery). Then we will swap!
Interested in long distance backpacking? Come to the first annual Northern California ALDHA-West Ruck! New for 2017 we are having a Ruck in California!
Trail Nutrition with Aria ZonerLightweight backpacking
Trail and town etiquette
Includes breakfast and lunch on Saturday.
Overnight camping on site permitted, breakfast Sunday provided.
See full schedule of events here!
Directions to Camp Lindblad
2017 Topics include:
Pacific Crest Trail Days is an annual 3-day festival that promotes outdoor recreation, with a focus on hiking, camping, and backpacking. Attendees are able to check out the latest outdoor products from exhibiting sponsors, participate in activities & games, win awesome gear at the raffles, enjoy local food and beverages, listen to live music, and relax in the beautiful setting in the Marine Park of Cascade Locks, Oregon. All raffle proceeds are donated to the Pacific Crest Trail Association and the American Long Distance Hiking Association-West. PCT DAYS is free to attend, with a small fee for overnight camping on Thunder Island. Don’t miss out on being a part of a great time at PCT DAYS!
Camping on Thunder Island
Lots of Vendors with Raffles and Games!!!
Food Trucks and Beer/Wine Garden
Don’t Forget the Hiker’s Breakfast on Sunday Morning at the ALDHA-West Booth
For more event information visit www.pctdays.com.
Mark your calender for the first ever ALDHA-West Gathering in Colorado!
More details and registration to follow.
ALDHA-West is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization.