American Long Distance Hiking Association - West


  • 13 Jul 2016 12:37 PM | Kate Hoch (Administrator)

    Registration is now open for the 2016 ALDHA-West Gathering in Nevada City, CA.  Click for details and registration

  • 04 Apr 2016 9:20 PM | Bob Turner (Administrator)

    Luna Sandals will give our members a 10% off with ALDHA10 code and then ALDHA-W gets 10% of that purchase.

    See them on our Business Donor Page

    Great sandals, great deal for you, and a great deal for ALDHA-West!

  • 21 Feb 2016 8:49 PM | Kate Hoch (Administrator)

    ALDHA-West is known for having awesome raffles at our events, and now you can enter one without leaving home!  Become a member or renew your membership at any level (1, 2 or 3 year) and be entered into a drawing to win one of 2 great pieces of gear: A Granite Gear Nimbus Trace Access 60 backpack, or a Hennessy Hammock Ultralite Backpacker Asym Classic.  This raffle is open from now until March 15.  

     Granite Gear Nimbus Trace Access 60
    Hennessy Hammock - Ultralight Backpacker Asym Classic

    Join or renew right here on our website!
  • 08 Jan 2016 11:12 AM | Anonymous

    It is time for our annual poster contest for the 2016 ALDHA-West Gathering.  The theme for this year’s contest is "Solitude".  The guidelines are as follows: 

    • Submissions are open now, January 8th until midnight, February 7th, 2016;
    • One entry per person;
    • Photo must be submitted in portrait orientation (vertical) and .jpg format (original resolution are preferred for photo quality);
    • Submit your entry to
    • Voting will take place on Facebook from February 8th to February 29th.  The top five winners will go to the ALDHA-West Board for the final decision;
    • The winning entry will be featured on The Gathering poster announcement;
    • One winner receives free attendance to the 2016 Gathering (a value of up to $150), and 4 runners-up will receive a one-year membership to ALDHA-West (a $15 value).

    Submit your best photo that captures the essence of “Solitude” on the trail! Best of luck!

  • 28 Sep 2015 5:33 AM | Kate Hoch (Administrator)
    Three new board members were voted into office at the Gathering. New to the Board are:

    Secretary/Web Contact - Kate “Drop-N-Roll” Hoch
    Member at Large - Tim “Deadhead” Spillane
    Member at Large-  Naomi “the Punisher” Hudetz.

    Check out the bios of these and all the other Board members that work for this organization throughout the year.
  • 24 Feb 2015 10:04 AM | Kate Hoch (Administrator)
    Download a recap of the fall member survey and see what the ALDHA-West Board is doing to move us to the future.

    ALDHA-West Looks to the Future 2015

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