American Long Distance Hiking Association - West

Upcoming events

    • 27 Sep 2019
    • 4:00 PM
    • 29 Sep 2019
    • 12:00 PM
    • Camp Augusta, Nevada City, CA
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    The Gathering 2019

    September 27-29, 2019


    Featured Presentations:

    Keynote Speaker: Heather "Anish" Anderson

    Steve "OG" Queen: PCT Then and Now: Thru Hiking in 1981 and 2016

    Ras and Kathy Vaughan "Team Ultrapedestrian": UP North Loop

    Mary Taloff and Loren Steinberg: Camino de Santiago by Wheelchair


    Schedule

    Friday​ ​September 27th

    4:00 – 6:00 – Check In
    6:00 – 7:00 – Dinner / President’s Welcome
    7:30 – 9:00 – Live music by Jacob and the Ghost Train

    Saturday​ September 28th

    8:00 – 9:00 – Breakfast
    9:00 – 10:00 – Steven “OG” Queen - PCT Then and Now: Thru Hiking in 1981 and 2016
    10:00 - 10:10 – ALDHA-West Hiker Olympics - Round 1
    10:30 – 11:30 – Ras and Kathy Vaughan “Team UltraPedestrian” - UP North Loop
    11:30 - 11:40 – ALDHA-West Hiker Olympics - Round 2
    12:00 – 1:00 – Lunch
    1:30 – 2:30 – Mary Taloff and Loren Steinberg - Camino de Santiago by Wheelchair
    2:30 – 2:40 – ALDHA-West Hiker Olympics Round 3
    2:45 - 3:00 – Group Photo
    3:00 – 4:30 – FREE TIME / POD Memorial Soccer Game
    4:30 – 5:45 – Keynote Speaker: Heather “Anish” Anderson
    6:00 – 7:00 – Awards Dinner (Theme: Black and White - Get fancy, hikertrash!)
    7:30 – 9:30 – Triple Crown and Martin D. Papendick Awards
    9:30 – ??? – Social Hours / Celebration Time

    Sunday​ September 29th

    8:00 – 9:00 – Breakfast
    9:00 – 10:00 – General Meeting and Elections
    10:00 – 10:30 – Raffle
    10:30 - 12:00 – Clean up and breakdown


    What​ ​to​ ​Expect/Bring:

    • Costume for the Awards Dinner - This year's Awards Dinner theme is “Black and White”. Clean yourself up, hikertrash! Come decked out in your fanciest outfit or in your best fancy way! Prizes will be awarded for best costume.

    • Water bottle

    • Headlamp (for getting around the camp at night)

    • Plenty of warm clothes

    • Used Gear You Want to Sell

    • If you have selected a bunk accommodation, bring a sleeping bag/bedding (bunk houses are open air and not heated)

    • If you are camping...this is ALDHA-West, you know what to bring to camp!

    • Also bring a towel and toiletries if you wish to shower.

    • Note: If you are bringing kids, please let us know ahead of time so we can set aside a special area for your family.


    *****All tickets are Full Weekend access (no single day or limited tickets available).

    *****Includes all meals (Friday dinner through Sunday Breakfast), rustic accommodations (open air bunk houses), and all entertainment, events, and speakers.

Past events

06 Apr 2019 Inland NW Ruck
23 Mar 2019 Bellingham Ruck
09 Mar 2019 Colorado Rockies Ruck
23 Feb 2019 Cascade Ruck
26 Jan 2019 NorCal Ruck
12 Oct 2018 The Gathering 2018
17 Aug 2018 PCT Days
31 Mar 2018 Bellingham Ruck
17 Mar 2018 Rockies Ruck
10 Mar 2018 NorCal Ruck
03 Mar 2018 Inland NW Ruck
24 Feb 2018 Cascade Ruck
14 Oct 2017 Fall Hiker Fest
29 Sep 2017 The Gathering
18 Aug 2017 PCT Days
11 Mar 2017 Colorado Rockies Ruck
04 Mar 2017 NorCal Ruck
25 Feb 2017 Cascade Ruck
04 Feb 2017 Inland NW Ruck
30 Sep 2016 The Gathering
19 Aug 2016 PCT Days
12 Mar 2016 Colorado Rockies Winter Ruck
27 Feb 2016 Cascade Winter Ruck
13 Feb 2016 Inland NW Winter Ruck
30 Jan 2016 12 Long Walks with Cam "Swami" Honan
07 Nov 2015 Fall Hiker Fest

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