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Sat, Mar 23


Active Adult Center

Colorado Ruck 2024

Join us for the 2024 Colorado Ruck – an event ideal for hikers of all skill levels: aspiring long-distance hikers and long-time enthusiasts.

Colorado Ruck 2024
Colorado Ruck 2024

Time & Location

Mar 23, 2024, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM MDT

Active Adult Center, 6363 W 35th Ave, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033, USA

About the Event

Join us for an all-day event to help you get ready for an upcoming season of long-distance hiking! 

FREE GIFT - first 50 paid check-ins (registration opens at 8:00 AM) the day of the event will receive one (1) Backparkers Pantry Meal (selection may be limited)

Main Room:

  • 8:00 AM - Check in / Breakfast
  • 8:45 AM - Opening remarks Jeff Mountain Man” Brownscheidle (ALDHA-West VP)
  • 9:00 AM - "Trail Experiences through Art and FKTs", featuring Nika "Early Bird" Meyers (Founder of
  • 10:00 AM - "A Thin Ribbon of Dreams: 2022 Calendar Year Triple Crown", featuring Charlie "Kansas Express" Janssen
  • 11:15 AM - "Advanced Backpacking Navigation", featuring Andrew Skurka (Professional Backpacker and founder of
  • 12:15 PM - Lunch
  • 1:30 PM - "Recovering from Adversity" featuring Alan "Lil' Alan" Carpenter (Founder of "The Healthly Living Guide"
  • 2:45 PM - "Going Light - Tips and Tricks", featuring Ron “Pilgrim” Stokley
  • 4:00 PM - GEAR RAFFLE (details on link)  14er Summit Log, Backpackers Pantry, Backpacking Light, BearVault, CDT Coalition, Cnoc Outdoors, Durston Gear, FarOut Guides, Gossamer Gear, Granite Gear, Holey Hiker Bidets, Jolly Gear, Karl Ford's new book, Katabatic Gear, Kula Cloth, Leki, Purple Rain Adventure Skirts, Sawyer, Six Moon Designs, SkyGOAT, Symbiosis Gear, and Treeline Review

Breakout Room

  • 1:30 PM - "Thru-Hiking Shoe Fit and Your Foot", featuring Andrew Walker (Founder of 7000 Feet in Salida, CO)
  • 1:30 PM - CDT Breakout lead by Rich “Pot” Blitz and Chris “Scavenger” Denu
  • 2:45 PM - CT Breakout lead by David “Hermit” Keyser and Karl “Speed” Ford (Speed has an upcoming book "The Colorado Trail in Crisis")
  • 2:45 PM - PCT Breakout lead by Erik "Two Nets" Sabina and another volunteer (TBD)

Shakedowns - sign up sheet at registration table. Selection from multiple Triple Crowners. Open from Noon to Raffle start

Andrew Walker available at lunch and during breaks for private shoe/feet assessment

For Sale table - remember to label your items so people know who to connect with

Hiker Box - brings things to put in the hiker box for others (FREE)

On-site Sponsors/Vendors (tentative and subject to change)

Note - times are subject to change

Membership Offer
Buy a membership and get up to 15% off this event at checkout


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