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Trail Week

Been day dreaming about hiking a specific long trail? Join us for the Trail-specific Ruck to hear from hikers who have hiked your dream trail! Ask questions, meet other future hikers and learn a bit about planning for your hike.

Thru-Hiking Advanced Topics

Ready to take your thru-hiking to the next level? Join us for an evening of breakout sessions on Hiking in Extremes (snow, rivers, desert), DIY Gear, Dehydrating your own Trail Meals, Increasing Your Mileage, and Mountain Weather!

Affinity Networking Spaces

Looking to share space with long-distance hikers and aspiring hikers who share some of your identities? Want to ask questions specific to those identities in a safer space? Join ALDHA-West for FREE Affinity Networking spaces at the second ruck of the 2021 season.

Thru-Hiking Fundamentals

Have you or anyone you know ever considered thru-hiking? Join us for a discussion on the fundamentals of thru-hiking. We will be covering Resupply Strategy, Budgeting, Intro to Ultralight Gear, Navigation Using Apps, and the Principals of Leave No Trace!

TEST: Webinar Event

TEST Dec 10th Board Meeting

testing the zoom integration for webinars

TEST: Ruck Season Kickoff

TEST - Ruck Season Kickoff webinar. Introductory topics for aspiring hikers.

An Online Social Long-Distancing Event

Now available online at:

The Gathering

The annual ALDHA-West Gathering is simply that, a gathering of hikers who share a love of long distance outings.

NorCal Ruck

This day-long event is designed for all sorts of backpackers (from novice to expert) to prepare themselves for the hiking season.

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