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 Post subject: Cascade Winter Ruck Feb 22, in Cascade Locks, OR
 Post Posted: January 16th, 2014, 10:34 am 
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Cascade Winter Ruck
Where: Cascade Locks, Oregon
Cascade Locks Marine Park Community Center
355 WaNaPa St, Cascade locks, OR 97014
When: February 22, 2014
Time: 9am-4pm
Cost per person: $15 for Members, $25 for non-Members

Are you planning to hit one of the long-distance trails in 2014 or know someone who is?

Are you new or getting reacquainted with backpacking and need some advice?

Is your pack too dang heavy and you need someone to help you cut the weight?

Have questions about how to cook on trail, or where you need to send a mail-drop while out there?

Are you PCT or CDT curious?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions then the Cascade Winter Ruck is the place for you to be!

The board of American Long Distance Hiking Association (ALDHA-West) has put together a great day event that will be held out in Cascade Locks, OR on Saturday February 22, 2014 from 9am-4pm. We have room for about 50 guest (first come first serve) and
online registration is up and running now http://aldhawest.org/cascade-winter-ruck/ ?
action=evregister&event_id=3
Current ALDHA-West Members are just $15, and non-members are $25 and
include a Homemade Lunch (with a Vegetarian Option)
The day will involve the following informative sessions:

Pack explosion and pack shakedowns for the brave souls who dare have us help you lighten your load

Resources for the Trail Data & Navigation

Food & Mail Drop Planning

The CDT and what you need to know

Time Frames for completing your hike

Physical and mental conditioning, before you go on your hike

One on One & Group Q&A with various "Triple Crown" Members of ALDHA-West who will be on site to help
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If you would like to volunteer or help please contact the president of ALDHA West through their website www.aldhawest.org
[email protected]

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 Post subject: Re: Cascade Winter Ruck Feb 22, in Cascade Locks, OR
 Post Posted: February 19th, 2014, 5:36 am 
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Anyone planning on going? It's gonna be a ton of fun!

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 Post subject: Re: Cascade Winter Ruck Feb 22, in Cascade Locks, OR
 Post Posted: February 19th, 2014, 11:50 am 
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While it will be interesting, especially Glen Van Peski's presentation, I will leave it to folks planning thru-hikes. That's not my style of hiking! Your Mileage May Vary, of course.

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 Post subject: Re: Cascade Winter Ruck Feb 22, in Cascade Locks, OR
 Post Posted: February 20th, 2014, 2:07 pm 
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Plan to be there, but will have to leave a bit early to get out to Fisher Poets in Astoria :)


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 Post subject: Re: Cascade Winter Ruck Feb 22, in Cascade Locks, OR
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Jane wrote:
Plan to be there, but will have to leave a bit early to get out to Fisher Poets in Astoria :)


Cool! I'll be there helping out, doing pack shakedowns and just soaking it all in. Come say hi!

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 Post subject: Re: Cascade Winter Ruck Feb 22, in Cascade Locks, OR
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Jane, it was great meeting you! We had a great group, I'd say at least 40 people.

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 Post subject: Re: Cascade Winter Ruck Feb 22, in Cascade Locks, OR
 Post Posted: February 23rd, 2014, 6:20 pm 
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You too, it was a fun day, I sure picked up lots of great tips and ideas! And, accepted the fact that my ancient heavy gear needs some "refreshing" ;)


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