American Long Distance Hiking Association - West

Cascade Ruck

  • 23 Feb 2019
  • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Skamania County Fairgrounds, Stevenson, WA
  • 80

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6th Annual Cascade Ruck


New Venue this year!

We will be across the river in Stevenson, WA!

Location:

Hegewald Center, Skamania County Fairgrounds, Stevenson, WA

CASCADE RUCK SCHEDULE

8:00 — 8:45 am Arrival, Check In, Coffee & Bagels

8:45 — 9:00 am President's Welcome
Whitney "Allgood" LaRuffa, President of ALDHA-West

9:00 — 9:45 am How Not to Die
Whitney "Allgood" LaRuffa

9:45 — 10:00 am Break

10:00 — 10:40 am Breakout Sessions (Pick 3!)

10:40 — 11:20 am

11:20 — 12:00 pm

  • Pack shakedowns
  • Navigation/maps/apps
  • Lightweight gear & hiking styles
  • Resupply strategies
  • Women's specific
  • Re-entry after your hike
  • Self-care on trail

12:00 — 1:00 pm Pizza Lunch & Used gear sale (bring yours to sell!)

1:00 — 1:30 pm Leave No Trace
Kate "Drop N Roll" Hoch, Secretary of ALDHA-West

1:30 — 2:00 pm Trail Food and Nutrition
Miguel "VirGo" Aguilar, Board Member of ALDHA-West

2:00 — 2:40 pm Breakout Sessions (Pick 3!)

2:40 — 3:20 pm

3:20 — 4:00 pm

  • Finances - budgeting and funding your hike
  • Pacific Northwest Trail
  • Pacific Crest Trail
  • Oregon Desert Trail
  • Continental Divide Trail
  • John Muir Trail
  • Wonderland Trail


4:00 — onward Final Closure & Raffle
Social hour offsite


Traveling from out of town? Here are some lodging options:

Camping: There is no on-site camping available at Skamania County Fairgrounds.  There is camping available across the river at the Marine Park in Cascade Locks. 

Hotel: We have a block of rooms set aside at the Best Western in Cascade Locks. Ask for the special rate of $102.74 plus tax for ALDHA-West Ruck attendees!


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