American Long Distance Hiking Association - West

The Gathering 2019

  • 27 Sep 2019
  • 4:00 PM
  • 29 Sep 2019
  • 12:00 PM
  • Camp Augusta, Nevada City, CA
  • 4

Registration

  • Rate for ALDHA-West members registering after July 31
  • For ALDHA-West members only - Sign up by August 18 for our best pricing!
  • regular rate for non-members
  • Thanks for attending a Ruck! Sign up by August 31 to receive this special pricing. Use the code provided at the Rucks. (You do not have to be an AW member, but we hope you become one!)
  • Great option for friends/family of Triple Crowners wanting to join for the ceremony. With this ticket, you may arrive beginning at 4pm Saturday for the final speaker and Awards Dinner. No overnight.

The Gathering 2019

September 27-29, 2019


Featured Presentations:

Keynote Speaker: Heather "Anish" Anderson

Steve "OG" Queen: PCT Then and Now: Thru Hiking in 1981 and 2016

Ras and Kathy Vaughan "Team Ultrapedestrian": UP North Loop

Mary Taloff and Loren Steinberg: Camino de Santiago by Wheelchair


Schedule

Friday​ ​September 27th

4:00 – 6:00 – Check In
6:00 – 7:00 – Dinner / President’s Welcome
7:30 – 9:00 – Live music by Jacob and the Ghost Train

Saturday​ September 28th

8:00 – 9:00 – Breakfast
9:00 – 10:00 – Steven “OG” Queen - PCT Then and Now: Thru Hiking in 1981 and 2016
10:00 - 10:10 – ALDHA-West Hiker Olympics - Round 1
10:30 – 11:30 – Ras and Kathy Vaughan “Team UltraPedestrian” - UP North Loop
11:30 - 11:40 – ALDHA-West Hiker Olympics - Round 2
12:00 – 1:00 – Lunch
1:30 – 2:30 – Mary Taloff and Loren Steinberg - Camino de Santiago by Wheelchair
2:30 – 2:40 – ALDHA-West Hiker Olympics Round 3
2:45 - 3:00 – Group Photo
3:00 – 4:30 – FREE TIME / POD Memorial Soccer Game
4:30 – 5:45 – Keynote Speaker: Heather “Anish” Anderson
6:00 – 7:00 – Awards Dinner (Theme: Black and White - Get fancy, hikertrash!)
7:30 – 9:30 – Triple Crown and Martin D. Papendick Awards
9:30 – ??? – Social Hours / Celebration Time

Sunday​ September 29th

8:00 – 9:00 – Breakfast
9:00 – 10:00 – General Meeting and Elections
10:00 – 10:30 – Raffle
10:30 - 12:00 – Clean up and breakdown


What​ ​to​ ​Expect/Bring:

  • Costume for the Awards Dinner - This year's Awards Dinner theme is “Black and White”. Clean yourself up, hikertrash! Come decked out in your fanciest outfit or in your best fancy way! Prizes will be awarded for best costume.

  • Water bottle

  • Headlamp (for getting around the camp at night)

  • Plenty of warm clothes

  • Used Gear You Want to Sell

  • If you have selected a bunk accommodation, bring a sleeping bag/bedding (bunk houses are open air and not heated)

  • If you are camping...this is ALDHA-West, you know what to bring to camp!

  • Also bring a towel and toiletries if you wish to shower.

  • Note: If you are bringing kids, please let us know ahead of time so we can set aside a special area for your family.


*****All ticket options are listed - Full weekend or Triple Crown Dinner only (no other custom dates/times are available)

*****Full weekend tickets include all meals (Friday dinner through Sunday Breakfast), rustic accommodations (open air bunk houses), and all entertainment, events, and speakers.


Looking for a ride to/from the Gathering? Try our carpool list: https://www.groupcarpool.com/t/o95b46

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