American Long Distance Hiking Association - West

Cascade Winter Ruck

  • 24 Feb 2018
  • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Cascade Locks, Oregon
  • 149


  • for members of ALDHA-West. Join today and become eligible immediately.
  • For members of PCTA, Friends of the Gorge, and Trails Club of Oregon. Get the discount code from your organization!


5th Annual Cascade Winter Ruck!

This year's topics to include:

  • Gear panel discussion - From gram-weenie to more traditional, several experienced hikers will show what works for them.
  • Trail food and resupply overview plus a panel discussion - Get ideas and learn different ways to eat on trail.
  • Things that can end your hike - Expectation management, injury prevention, and self-massage techniques by specialist Tyler Kragerud.
  • Leave No Trace and Trail Town Etiquette - by Allgood and Snorkel

  • Pack shakedowns - Go through your gear with an experienced hiker for ideas to lighten your load.  (Bring your full backpack if you'd like to participate!)
  • Trail specific breakout sessions - PCT, CDT, PNT, JMT, ODT, Wonderland Trail. Get your questions answered by folks who have recently hike these trails.

Breakfast and a fabulous lunch included!

*****Note: Due to new venue regulations, dogs are no longer allowed in the building.  Please plan on leaving your furry friend at home. ******

This is a day event only, but for those traveling, we have a arranged a special rate at the Best Western in Cascade Locks. Good for the nights of Feb 23 and Feb 24, ask for ALDHA-West rate when booking.

Riverview guestroom with two queen beds $116.99+tax
Hillside guestroom with one king bed $103.99+tax

All rates include a hot breakfast served at Bridgeside Restaurant. Make reservations by Feb 13 to get this special rate.

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