American Long Distance Hiking Association - West

Upcoming events

    • 23 Feb 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Skamania County Fairgrounds, Stevenson, WA
    • 86
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    6th Annual Cascade Ruck


    New Venue this year!

    We will be across the river in Stevenson, WA!

    Location:

    Hegewald Center, Skamania County Fairgrounds, Stevenson, WA

    CASCADE RUCK SCHEDULE

    8:00 — 8:45 am Arrival, Check In, Coffee & Bagels

    8:45 — 9:00 am President's Welcome
    Whitney "Allgood" LaRuffa, President of ALDHA-West

    9:00 — 9:45 am How Not to Die
    Whitney "Allgood" LaRuffa

    9:45 — 10:00 am Break

    10:00 — 10:40 am Breakout Sessions (Pick 3!)

    10:40 — 11:20 am

    11:20 — 12:00 pm

    • Pack shakedowns
    • Navigation/maps/apps
    • Lightweight gear & hiking styles
    • Food, nutrition, resupply
    • Women's specific
    • Self-care on trail

    12:00 — 1:00 pm Pizza Lunch & Used gear sale

    1:00 — 1:30 pm Leave No Trace
    Kate "Drop N Roll" Hoch, Secretary of ALDHA-West

    1:30 — 2:00 pm Food, Nutrition, and Resupply
    Miguel "VirGo" Aguilar, Board Member of ALDHA-West

    2:00 — 2:40 pm Breakout Sessions (Pick 3!)

    2:40 — 3:20 pm

    3:20 — 4:00 pm

    • Finances - budgeting and funding your hike
    • Reentry after your hike
    • Pacific Northwest Trail
    • Pacific Crest Trail
    • Oregon Desert Trail
    • Continental Divide Trail
    • John Muir Trail
    • Wonderland Trail


    4:00 — onward Final Closure & Raffle
    Social hour offsite


    Traveling from out of town? Here are some lodging options:

    Camping: There is no on-site camping available at Skamania County Fairgrounds.  There is camping available across the river at the Marine Park in Cascade Locks. 

    Hotel: We have a block of rooms set aside at the Best Western in Cascade Locks. Ask for the special rate of $102.74 plus tax for ALDHA-West Ruck attendees!


    • 09 Mar 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • American Mountaineering Center, 710 10th Street, Golden, CO 80401
    • 166
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    2019 Rockies Ruck co-hosted by ALDHA-West and the CDTC!


    Schedule of events:

    8:00 - 8:45: Check-in, coffee and bagels

    8:45 - 9:00: Welcome and housekeeping items, Vendor introductions

    9:00 - 9:45: How not to die (full group presentation)

    10:00 - 12:00: Breakouts (3x40 minute sessions. Participants choice)

    Pack shakedowns

    Navigation, maps, apps

    Lightweight Gear and hiking styles

    Food and Nutrition, Resupply

    Women’s specific

    Self care  

    Check out vendors

    12:00 - 12:45: Lunch

    1:00 - 1:30: LNT (Full group presentation)

    1:30 - 2:00: Nutrition (Full group presentation)

    2:00 - 4:00: breakouts (3x40 minute sessions. Participants choice)

    Trail Specific Breakouts (CDT, PCT, CT, AZT)

    Check out Vendors

    Finances - Budgeting and funding your hike, how to quit your job?

    Reentry

    4:00 - 4:15: Wrap Up and short presentation about ways to give back and get involved

    4:20: Happy Hour - Beer and NA beverages!


    • 23 Mar 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Deming Log Show Museum, 3295 Cedarville Rd, Bellingham, WA 98226
    • 187
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    2nd Annual Bellingham Ruck

    ALDHA-West is partnering with the PNTA to bring a ruck to Bellingham, WA!

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

    New Location for 2019:
    Deming Logging Show Museum

    Breakfast, lunch, and snacks, will be provided!

    Full Schedule will be released in January 2019.



    • 06 Apr 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Eagles #4080, 1520 West Wyoming Ave, Hayden, Idaho 83835
    • 109
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    5th Annual Inland NW Ruck

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

    Breakfast, Lunch and Snacks provided

    Be sure to bring your full backpacking kit if you'd like a pack shakedown.

    2019 Schedule

    coming January 2019


    • 27 Sep 2019
    • 4:00 PM
    • 29 Sep 2019
    • 12:00 PM
    • Camp Augusta, Nevada City, CA

    The Gathering 2019

    September 27-29, 2019


    Save the Dates!

Past events

26 Jan 2019 NorCal Ruck
12 Oct 2018 The Gathering 2018
17 Aug 2018 PCT Days
31 Mar 2018 Bellingham Ruck
17 Mar 2018 Rockies Ruck
10 Mar 2018 NorCal Ruck
03 Mar 2018 Inland NW Ruck
24 Feb 2018 Cascade Ruck
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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