Thu, Oct 07 | Online via ZOOM

The Gathering - 2021

Our annual hiker Gathering - COVID edition!
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The Gathering - 2021

Time & Location

Oct 07, 2021, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM PDT
Online via ZOOM

About the Event

Join us for a special COVID edition of our annual hiker Gathering.  This year, we'll be virtual via Zoom. 

Agenda includes:

- Keynote Speaker: Emily Ford, first woman to thru hike the Ice Age Trail in winter

- Brief General Membership meeting

- Hiker Olympics

- Facilitated "Happy Hour" social time

About the Keynote Speaker:

Emily Ford is currently the Head Gardener at the Glensheen Mansion in Duluth Minnesota. There she tends to all of the gardens and grounds on the 7 acre estate. She is originally from Brooklyn Park, Minnesota and graduated from Osseo Senior High in 2010 and moved on to graduate from Gustavus Adolphus College in 2015 with a Geology degree. This past winter, she thru-hiked the 1200 mile Ice Age Trail in Wisconsin, becoming the first woman to thru-hike the trail in the winter. The remainder of her time is spent with her partner and two dogs living in Duluth, enjoying local music as well as swimming in Lake Superior as often as possible. As she continues on, Emily hopes to help bring awareness to the outdoors for all people and to help protect the wild spaces that remain.

If you have any questions you'd like to ask Emily, please submit them before the event via this form:

This event is FREE for ALDHA-West members, and $5 for non-members* 

*Scholarships are available by contacting

Please register in advance to receive the ZOOM link via email.

NOTE: Members must be logged in when registering to receive free tickets.  Please contact if you have trouble logging in or registering.

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