American Long Distance Hiking Association - West

NorCal Ruck

  • 10 Mar 2018
  • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Camp Herms in the Berkeley Hills
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2nd Annual NorCal Ruck - New location this year!

Breakfast, lunch and social hour beverages included!

Schedule of Events

8:00am – Doors open, bagel breakfast

8:30am – Board’s welcome/Intro to Thru-hiking

9:00am - Lightweight Gear – Panel Discussion 

9:45am - 15 min break

10:00am – Leave No Trace and Town Etiquette

10:45am – 15 min break

11:00am - Public Lands and Trails 

11:15am - Blisters, chafing, and minor injuries - Panel discussion

11:45am - Homework’s Special Lunch

12:15pm - Shakedowns and Gear Exhibitors

1:00pm - Resupply and Nutrition - Panel discussion

2:00pm - 15 minute break

2:15pm - When to push on, when it’s ok to turn around (Mother Nature, Injuries, Mental/Social, Financial, etc) - Panel discussion

3:15pm - 15 minute break

3:30pm - Breakout sessions - PCT, TRT, JMT, CDT

4:00pm - Raffle

4:30pm - Social hour with beer and non-alcoholic beverages


On site camping will be available Friday and Saturday nights for those who wish to stay overnight.  You may arrive anytime after 5pm Friday if you are camping.  Please check in at the lodge for directions to the camping area.  See facilities map.


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