American Long Distance Hiking Association - West

Cascade Ruck

  • 24 Feb 2018
  • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Marine Park Pavilion, Cascade Locks, Oregon
  • 67


  • for members of ALDHA-West. Join today and become eligible immediately.
  • For members of PCTA, Friends of the Gorge, and Trails Club of Oregon. Get the discount code from your organization!

Registration is closed

5th Annual Cascade Ruck!

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!

Full Schedule:

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
View location on Google Maps

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. ******

This is a day event only, but for those traveling, we have a arranged a special rate at the Best Western in Cascade Locks. Good for the nights of Feb 23 and Feb 24, ask for ALDHA-West rate when booking.

Riverview guestroom with two queen beds $116.99+tax
Hillside guestroom with one king bed $103.99+tax

All rates include a hot breakfast served at Bridgeside Restaurant. Make reservations by Feb 13 to get this special rate.

We've also heard there is a hiker rate at the Rodeway Inn in Stevenson if you ask for it.

©2019 ALDHA-West

ALDHA-West is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software