ALDHA-West North Cascades Ruck
March 21 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm PDT$20 – $35
Are you planning a thru-hike?
Would you like to learn new backpacking skills?
Then join our friends at the American Long Distance Hiking Association-West, for a fun day of devoted to all things long-distance hiking at the third annual North Cascades Ruck. Breakout Q&A sessions provide opportunities to talk directly to a diverse group of thru-hikers with first-hand experience on National Scenic Trails like the Continental Divide Trail, Pacific Crest Trail and Pacific Northwest Trail.
The price of admission includes breakfast and lunch and all event proceeds benefit non-profit trail based organizations in the Northwest. PNTA members are eligible for discounted tickets. Contact us for more information at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Presentations and Events to Include:
- Trail-specific Q&A breakout sessions
- How not to die
- Navigating hiking apps
- Food and resupply
- Leave No Trace principles and trail town etiquette
- Budgeting and finance for a hike
- Personal pack shakedowns (bring your gear!)
- Social opportunities
- Breakfast and lunch are included
- Outdoor gear raffle
- and more!
The mission of ALDHA-West is to inspire, educate and promote fellowship among long distance hikers and those who support long distance hiking. Rucks help fulfill this three part mission; first- time backpackers and experienced thru-hikers come together for a full day of hiking-themed fun, education, and fellowship.
Each year, the American Long Distance Hiking Association-West brings together a diverse group of hikers for a series of fun backpacking clinics, called “Rucks” across the Western States. This year, rucks will also be held in Northern California, Colorado, Idaho and Stevenson, Washington.