4th Annual Inland NW Ruck
Join us for a fun day learning about all things long-distance hiking!
Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks, and happy hour beer provided!
Be sure to bring your full backpacking kit if you'd like a pack shakedown.
8:00 - Doors open
8:30 - 8:40 - President’s Welcome
8:40 - 8:55 - In Celebration of the National Trails Act
8:55 - 9:05 - Partner Organizations
Planning Your Hike
9:10 - 9:40 - Time & Budget Panel Discussion
9:40 - 10:20 - Trail Breakout Session 1 - PCT, PNT, Wonderland, ICT
10:20 - 10:50 - Food and Resupply Panel Discussion
10:50 - 11:30- Trail Breakout Session 2 - PCT, PNT, Wonderland, ICT
11:30 - 12:15 - Gear Panel Discussion
12:15 - 1:00 Lunch and pack shakedowns
Life on Trail
1:00 - 1:30 - LNT and Town Etiquette
1:30 - 2:00 - Things That Can End Your Hike and Expectation Management
2:00 - 2:10 - break
2:10 - 2:40 - Safety: steam crossings, water treatment , food storage in bear country
3:00-3:45 - Savoring the Experience - How the trail has changed people, relationships formed along the trail, connecting post-hiking, living beyond the trail.
3:45 - 4:00 - Raffle
4:00 - Closing to Social Hour