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ALDHA West Bellingham Ruck
March 31 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm UTC-8$20 – $35
We’re partnering with ALDHA West, the American Long Distance Hiking Association to bring you our first-ever Ruck in Bellingham, WA!
ALDHA-West and PNTA Bellingham Ruck – 2018 Schedule
8:00 – 8:45 Arrival, Check In & Breakfast
8:45 – 9:00 President’s Welcome
Whitney “Allgood” LaRuffa, President of ALDHA-West
9:00 – 9:30 50th Anniversary of the National Trails System
History of the National Trails System from the 1960’s to Today
9:30 – 10:00 Modern Backpacking Gear Panel
Panel Discussion with Experienced Long Distance Hikers
10:00 – 10:15 Break
10:15 – 11:00 Safety & Hazards
Snow Travel, Stream Crossings, Lightning, and Bears (Oh My!)
11:00 – 11:30 Nutritional and Resupply Panel
Learn different strategies regarding what to eat and how to get it on the trail.
11:30 – 12:00 LNT and Trail Town Etiquette
Learn to use our trails responsibly, and be a good ambassador for our community.
12:00 – 1:00 Pizza Lunch
1:00 – 1:45 Trail Breakout Sessions
Q&A on individual trails: PNT, PCT, CDT, ODT, and more
1:45 – 2:15 Things that can End Your Hike
Things don’t always work out. Knowing why can increase your chances for success.
2:15 – 2:30 Break
2:30 – 3:30 Experience the Pacific Northwest Trail
Learn about hiking the PNT from PNTA Executive Director and thru-hiker, Jeff Kish
3:30 – 4:00 Raffle
Win great gear, provided by great sponsors, to support our great cause!
5:00 – ? Shakedown and Wind Down @ Aslan Brewing
Join us on the private balcony at Aslan Brewing!
Refine your gear list with the help of seasoned long distance hikers.
Talk trail, trade stories, and get inspired by friends old and new.