Event Link http://www.aldhawest.org/event-2699841
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 2018
This year's topics to include:
Gear panel discussion - From gram-weenie to more traditional, several experienced hikers will show what works for them.
Trail food and resupply overview plus a panel discussion - Get ideas and learn different ways to eat on trail.
Things that can end your hike - Expectation management, injury prevention, and self-massage techniques by specialist Tyler Kragerud.
Leave No Trace and Trail Town Etiquette - by Allgood and Snorkel
Pack shakedowns - Go through your gear with an experienced hiker for ideas to lighten your load. (Bring your full backpack if you'd like to participate!)
Trail specific breakout sessions - PCT, CDT, PNT, JMT, ODT, Wonderland Trail. Get your questions answered by folks who have recently hike these trails.
Used gear sale - Got unused gear in your closet? Bring it in! Looking for some new gear, come find some deals!
Free beer from Thunder Island Brewing!
Breakfast and a fabulous lunch prepared by Trevor "Homework" McKee included!
8:00 - 8:45 - Check-in and breakfast
8:45 - 9:00 - President's welcome with Allgood
9:00 -9:45 - Gear Panel with Tiffany "Miss Info", Steve "OG" Queen, Helen "Suds" Beelen, and Glen van Peski
9:45 - 10:00 - Break
10:00 - 10:30 - Leave No Trace with Allgood and Snorkel
10:35 - 11:20 - Trail Breakout Sessions (PCT, CDT, PNT, ODT, JMT and Wonderland)
11:30 - 12:00 - Town Etiquette with Allgood and Snorkel
12:00 - 1:00 - Lunch
1:00 - 1:45 - Food Panel with Renee "She-Ra" Patrick, Melissa "Treehugger" Spencer, Lindsay "Marmot" Malone, and Miguel "VirGo" Aguilar
1:45 - 2:00 - break
2:00 - 2:45 - Things That Can End Your Hike with Drop-N-Roll / Injury Prevention and Self Massage with Tyler Kragerud
3:00 - 3:30 - Breakout sessions 2
3:30 - 4:00 - Raffle
4:00 - 5:00 - Pack Shakedowns and Social Hour (free beer!)
Location: Marine Park Pavilion, Cascade Locks, Oregon
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What to bring:
Your used gear to sell to other hikers!
Your full backpacking setup if you'd like a pack shakedown.
A reusable water bottle / coffee cup. Let's cut down on waste!
*****Note: Due to new venue regulations, dogs are no longer allowed in the building. Please plan on leaving your furry friend at home. ******
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