American Long Distance Hiking Association - West

Upcoming events

    • 29 Sep 2017
    • 4:00 PM
    • 01 Oct 2017
    • 12:00 PM
    • Keystone Science School, Keystone CO
    • 10

    The 2017 Gathering will be held in Keystone, CO.

    Speakers include:

    Junaid Dawud - Colorado 14ers thru-hike
    Jean Ella and Jule Wind - 1979 PNT thru-hike
    Shroomer and Symbiosis - Madagascar Adventures
    Kristin Gates - Alaskan Adventures

    As always, we'll have the Triple Crown Awards Ceremony, Hiker Olympics and more!

    Click here for full event schedule and details

    Carpool/Ride Share coordination

    • 14 Oct 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Lake City Church, 6000 North Ramsey Road, Coeur d'Alene, ID 83815

    FALL 2017 HIKER FEST 

    "We Hiked our Trails Off"


    Saturday, October 14, 8:00am to 4:00pm

    Lake City Church
    6000 North Ramsey Rd
    Coeur d'Alene, Idaho



    Chris "Wolverine" Hillier (left) on the Israeli National Trail in 2017


    Guest Presenters (3 Triple Crowners will be present, and 1 double Triple Crowner)

    • Laura "Beads" Tallaga - The Pacific Northwest Trail
    • Gretchen "Dirty Bowl" Matt - The Florida National Scenic Trail
    • Shelley "Wonder Woman" Hurtado, The Appalachian Trail

    • Fima "Tripod" Gellman - The Pacific Crest Trail
    • Fima "Tripod" Gellman - Patagonia (Chile, Argentina)
    • Chris "Wolverine" Hillier - The Israeli National Trail
    • Chris "Wolverine" Hillier - The Golan Heights Trail

    The guest presenters are well known in the long-distance hiking world, and most have hiked the PCT, AT, and CDT.  Beads (Veterinarian) and Dirty Bowl (Electrician Apprentice) are transplants to Spokane from Pennsylvania and New York.  Wonder Woman is a real estate agent from Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. Tripod is a Professional Photographer from San Francisco, and Wolverine is an Ambassador for Moose Jaw and Michigan Trails. 

    Lunch will be provided, as well as snacks throughout the day.  Post-Hiker Fest Appetizers will be served at Fedora Restaurant in CDA, ID. 

    In our efforts to take care of the environment - please bring your own water bottle. Water stations will be provided.

    This event is not recommended for young children.

    Donna Walker, Chair Hiker  cell: (509) 270-3472

    Bob "Beaker" Turner, Asst. Chair Hiker (Asst. Organizer, ALDHA-West)



Past events

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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