The American Long Distance Hiking Association-West (AlDHAWest) is hosting it's 7th Annual Ruck Feb 22nd in Stevenson, WA. This is a great event for both new long-distance hikers and experienced ones alike. The ruck focuses on gear to get you out there, food and nutrition while on a hike, safety, leave no trace, and more. the event also has breakout sessions focusing on specific trails including everything from the Wonderland Trail to the PCT and CDT.
The two biggest things the ruck does to really help though is to connect hikers interested in a long-distance hike with veteran hikers and provide personal pack shakedowns for hikers needing a hand lightening up their pack.
I was the President of this organization for 6 years and we started the rucks right here in the PNW as a way to help new hikers learn and prepare for their first long-distance hike. I hope you will be there to show your support for a great organization of hikers working to be the voice of Americas Long-Distance Hiker.
To register visit https://aldhawest.wildapricot.org/event-3661407
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