American Long Distance Hiking Association - West

Bellingham Ruck

  • 23 Mar 2019
  • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Deming Log Show Museum, 3295 Cedarville Rd, Bellingham, WA 98226
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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)

Pack shakedowns

Navigation, maps, apps

Lightweight Gear and hiking styles

Food and Nutrition, Resupply

Women’s specific

Self care

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!

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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!




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