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What the "ruck"?

Ruck is the German word for Backpacking, and has been used through the trail community as a name for an event that helps you get out and backpack.

This day-long event is designed for all sorts of backpackers (from novice to expert) to prepare themselves for the hiking season. The primary focus is on attendees looking to set out on their first long-distance hike be it on the Camino de Santiago, Pacific Crest, Continental Divide, Timberline, Wonderland, or John Muir Trail.

Whether you are on trail for a few days or several months, if you’re hiking this summer, this is the event to attend! In the past, ALDHA-West has hosted Rucks in Idaho, Stevenson, Washington, Sedro-Woolley, Washington, the California Bay Area, and Golden, Colorado. 

2023 Rucks

Join us for our in-person and virtual 2023 ruck season

Norcal ruck
Berkeley, CA 

February 11, 2023

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

cascade ruck
stevenson, wa

March 25, 2022
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

virtual ruck

May 10, 2023

5:00-6:00pm PT

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