American Long Distance Hiking Association - West

Cascade Winter Ruck

  • 27 Feb 2016
  • 8:00 AM
  • 28 Feb 2016
  • 12:00 PM
  • The Gorge Pavilion - Marine Park, Cascade Locks, OR
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  • Special pricing for members of PCTA or Trails Club of Oregon.

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Interested in long distance backpacking? Come to an ALDHA-West Ruck!  Experienced long distance backpackers will share their knowledge to help prepare you for your upcoming adventures.

Event Location:

The Gorge Pavilion - Cascade Locks Marine Park
Cascade Locks, OR

This year's Cascade Ruck will be a 2 day event. 

Saturday will focus on our typical Presentations and activities.  Topics include:

  • Going Lightweight presentation and personal pack shakedowns
  • Navigation tools, apps, maps and resources
  • Food for the trail and resupply logistics
  • Leave No Trace
  • Hiking the Oregon Coast Trail

Saturday night movie "The Walkumentary" and social time

Sunday morning you'll have the option of attending breakout sessions on specific topics, going for a hike, or doing trail work.

And of course, our great gear raffle!

Breakfast and Lunch included.

If you plan to stay overnight in Cascade Locks, you may camp on Thunder Island for $10.  

Best Western is also offering a special rate for ALDHA-West attendees.  
Riverview room with 2 queen bed = $112.49+tax.
Hillside room with 1 king bed = $98.49+tax.
Call 541-374-8777541-374-8777
Must book by February 10.  

Schedule of Events:


8:00-9:00 - Arrival & Check In Coffee & Doughnuts

9:00-9:30 - President’s Welcome by “Allgood” Whitney LaRuffa

9:30-10:30 - Going Light by Glen Van Peski of Gossamer Gear

10:30-10:45 - 15-Minute Break Time and Light Snack

10:45 -12:00 - Pack Shake Downs and Q&A -help you lighten your load by

Various Triple Crowners and the Gossamer Gear Trail Ambassadors

12:00 - Lunch

1:00 - 1:45pm - Navigation tools, resources, apps and maps by PCT Hikers

from 2015

1:45-2:00 - 15-Minute Break Time and Light Snack

2:00-2:45 - Food for the Trail and Mail Drop Logistics Panel Discussion

2:45-3:00 - 15-Minute Break Time and Light Snack

3:00-3:45 - LNT Presentation

3:45-4:00 - Break for Snacks

4:00-5:00 - Oregon Coast Trail Presentation Bonnie Henderson

5:00 - Raffle

5:30 - Dinner

7:30 Movie - Walkumentary

9:00 - Social! Go talk trail!


8:00 - 9:00 - Breakfast

9:00 - 1:00 - Volunteer Trail Maintenance Opportunity with the Mount

Hood Chapter of the PCTA.

9:00 - 10:00 - Trail Breakout Sessions (PCT, PNT, CDT)

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