2nd Annual Bellingham Ruck
ALDHA-West is partnering with the PNTA to bring a ruck to Bellingham, WA!
Join us for a fun day learning about all things long-distance hiking in the Northwest!
New Location for 2019:
Deming Logging Show Museum
Breakfast, lunch, and snacks, will be provided!
Schedule of events:
8:00 - 8:45: Check-in, coffee and bagels
8:45 - 9:00: Welcome and housekeeping items
9:00 - 9:45: How not to die (full group presentation)
10:00 - 12:00: Breakouts (3x40 minute sessions. Participants choice)
Navigation, maps, apps
Lightweight Gear and hiking styles
Food and Nutrition, Resupply
12:00 - 12:45: Pizza Lunch!
1:00 - 1:30: LNT (Full group presentation)
1:30 - 2:15: Crown Jewel Wilderness - Lauren Danner will present on the history of North Cascades National Park. Learn about the effort that protected this iconic area where the Pacific Northwest and Pacific Crest Trails meet!
2:15 - 4:15: Breakouts (3x40 minute sessions. Participants choice)
Trail Specific Breakouts (CDT, PCT, PNT, ODT, Wonderland Trail)
4:15 - 4:30: Wrap Up and short presentation about ways to give back and get involved
4:30 - ?: PNTA/ALDHA-West Hiker Social - hiker films and happy hour!
Other important details:
Camping available on-site!
Available by attending the Bellingham Ruck only - Attendees will receive a limited edition PNT 10th Anniversary Hydro Flask pint for the price of admission, while supplies last!