American Long Distance Hiking Association - West

Call for PCT Days Volunteers

22 Jun 2017 3:07 PM | Kate Hoch (Administrator)

Pacific Crest Trail Days is a 3-day summer festival that celebrates outdoor recreation, with a focus on hiking, camping, and backpacking.  Attendees are able to learn about outdoor products from exhibiting sponsors, participate in activities, games & presentations, win awesome gear at the raffle, watch a slideshow and a film, listen to live music, enjoy local food & beverages, and get great deals at the largest gear expo in the country.  Whether you’re into car camping, day hiking, or long distance hiking, the gear you are looking for will be here!  PCT DAYS is free to attend, with a small fee for overnight camping on Thunder Island.   This year the festival will be held August 18-20, 2017.

Meet vendors and see great gear in person 

For ALDHA-West, PCT Days is an extremely important event.  We have a booth alongside all the vendors, providing us a great opportunity to interact with a wider, more general audience of outdoor/hiking enthusiasts who are not part of the more niche long distance hiking community.  It's a great time to get our name out, explain to folks who we are, and what we do, and drum up interest for the Rucks.  We also provide a Sunday breakfast for current year PCT thru-hikers. Trail magic is always fun, and of course, it helps get our name out too!  

ALDHA-West serves up thru-hiker breakfast

Additionally, PCT Days is fina
ncially key for us.  PCT Days generously donates all raffle proceeds to ALDHA-West and the PCTA.  This is our largest fundraiser, typically bringing us $3000+, and is a key to our success.

Get your raffle tickets!

It's important we show our appreciation for PCT Days and support the event to ensure it's continued success.  We are in need of volunteers both to help staff the ALDHA-West booth and to help with general PCT Days (setup/cleanup, directing parking, selling raffle tickets, etc).  Shifts are only 4 hours, leaving you plenty of time to enjoy the event as an attendee. As a bonus, you'll get free camping and some great SWAG for volunteering! 

To volunteer, please contact  

See you there!

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