American Long Distance Hiking Association - West

Business Donors     

Be sure to check out our business donors.  Their donations help support the work of ALDHA-West.

Interested in becoming a business donor?

Gossamer Gear

Gossamer Gear is a small, passionate company whose mission is to improve your experience with backpacking. We believe in everything we sell and love teaching and advocating everything about lightweight and ultra-lightweight backpacking. We live to create and produce products that will further enhance your enjoyment on the trail by lightening your load.


If you’re ready to look at winter in a whole new light, you’re ready for Kahtoola. Every piece of equipment we make is dedicated to helping you conquer winter – from our snowshoes to crampons, our MICROspikes® personal footwear traction and beyond. Once you discover Kahtoola, you’ll rediscover winter. Ready? Let’s explore.


The original parachute hammock creator, crafting travel hammocks, and accessories, with one thing in mind…to help you relax.

Luna Sandals

We are interested in the designs of traditional sandals from all over the world: sandals made out of natural, sustainable materials that are easy to make by hand with simple tools. Minimalist footwear traditions are part of our shared heritage and we should preserve them and encourage others to do the same.


Tarptents are ultralight, mobile shelters that shed everything from flying bugs to summer snow. Elegant and airy, Tarptents set up virtually anywhere. Designed by and for the outdoor enthusiast, Tarptents keep you dry and sane no matter the elements. Made in the U.S.A and constructed of the lightest and highest quality materials available, Tarptents let you focus on the joy of the journey, not on the pain of getting there.

Thunder Island Brewing Company

Thunder Island Brewing Company is an adventure-based small batch brewery that is handcrafting creative and innovative beers in the Pacific Northwest. Based out of the city of Cascades Locks, forty-three miles east of Portland, Thunder Island Brewing makes original beers inspired by a love for outdoor adventures, with a nod to local history and with a respect for all that the scenic Columbia River Gorge has to offer.



At, we believe that backpacking adventures provide some of life’s most rewarding experiences. Our goal is to help make your adventures as rewarding and enjoyable as possible, and to inspire you to plan your next excursion.



Next Adventure

Next Adventure started in 1997 by a couple of longtime friends named Deek & Bryan. We love to play in the outdoors, and our goal is to make it easy and inexpensive for you to get out there and enjoy it, too!


Six Moon Designs

Six Moon Designs has a unique line of Ultralight Adventure Gear aimed at people looking to make their back country visits more pleasurable.


Backcountry Ninjas

Backcountry Ninjas provides some of the most fresh, innovative t-shirt, hat, and calendar designs for hiking enthusiasts. For more information on their products go to to see more.



Hikertrash. After months on the trail we are often mistaken for homeless. It might be the smell, the incredibly long and scraggly beards, or maybe the way we attack a buffet. It could also be that we sometimes wear trash bags. Check us out at:


Outdoor Viewfinder

Outdoor Viewfinder leads outdoor photography classes and adventure tours to some of the most beautiful locations in the Pacific Northwest.  Unlike what “big box” businesses offer, with Outdoor Viewfinder you will receive one-on-one attention and feel like you aren’t being pushed toward your goal in improving your photography while reaching the tour destination.

Ruff Wear

Ruffwear’s mission is to build performance product to enhance and inspire outdoor adventures for dogs and their human companions.


Tec Labs

An Oregon company, Tec Labs, makes an excellent product called Tecnu Extreme®Medicated Poison Ivy Scrub. It’s available at all major drug store chains in the U.S., plus West Coast favorites like Bi-Mart, Fred Meyer. It’s the first all-in-one product to help prevent a rash or stop an existing rash from spreading.


Atlas Guides

Atlas Guides are detailed, map-based, long-distance hiking trail apps for iOS and Android phones and tablets. Our apps are specifically designed for thru-hikers and section hikers. Offerings include the Pacific Crest Trail, Continental Divide Trail, Appalachian Trail, and many more. Learn more at



Montbell focuses on “Light & Fast™” and does so without compromising on quality, durability or function. As a pioneer of the “Light & Fast™” philosophy, Montbell learned early from European mountaineers that our technical equipment must be engineered for reliability in order to be functional for multi-month expeditions as well as the lightning fast assaults that Isamu Tatsuno built his reputation on. With our focus on tough materials with an ethereal quality, we maintain that we are “Light & Fast™, yet designed to last.”



Since 1984, Sawyer Products has offered the best, most technologically advanced solutions for protection against sun, bugs, water & injuries–everything from first aid kits developed for wilderness use to our newest topical insect repellents that use time-released liposome technology.



Nikwax manufactures high quality cleaning and waterproofing products. Nikwax prolongs the life and enhances the performance of clothing, footwear & equipment. Whether you work or spend your leisure time outside, Nikwax keeps you dry.


Gaia GPS

Gaia GPS is developed by TrailBehind, Inc.  Anna and Andrew Johnson founded TrailBehind Inc. in 2008, building outdoor search site In 2009, during the dawn of the App Store, the company launched Gaia GPS. Gaia GPS incorporated the original search feature, with offline mapping and tracking features, for iPhone.


Base Camp Brewing Company

Creating awesome brewskies for the adventure-minded palate, with a holistic approach to production, packaging, environmental awareness, customer service and employee care. 



COMPETE® energy bites Dietary Supplement is – a convenient, great-tasting snack with high-quality ingredients that provide a burst of energy. – See more at


Hop Valley Brewing

We are curious what your craft is? What you do in your life says a lot about who you are. Our craft is definitely brewing beer!  It’s important you know that about us, because anyone can follow a recipe and brew beer.  But when something has your name on it, and when it is something your friends and family are going to drink, you need more than reading skills.  You need to give it your heart and soul.  With your visit to our site we know you share our appreciation for hand crafted beer.  This is our craft. Whatever yours is, we have a craft beer for you.


Purple Rain Adventure Skirts

Here at Purple Rain Skirts we believe that hiking gives us strength to take on life’s challenges.  The wilderness we trek through teaches us how to find peace and perseverance in a hectic world.  Purple Rain Skirts encourages others to take comfort in the natural world, find their inner strength and to simply live.


Mountain Shop

The Mountain Shop offers the best camping, climbing, hiking, and skiing equipment available, and makes it easy for customers to enjoy their time in the outdoors.

YAMA Mountain Gear

Our Lives and work are motivated by our drive to be outside. We believe in making the most of our outdoor time. Building equipment that allows us to explore the outdoors efficiently and without distraction is what we do.

ULA Equipment

At ULA we want to focus on selling directly to the customer, sewing the highest quality backpacks possible, and providing a level of customer service that no one can top.

Granite Gear

Award winning backpacks, travel gear and stuff sacks to help you go where you gotta go!


What started as experimental shoe alterations in the back room of a Wasatch Mountain running store has evolved the only running shoe company to combine a FootShape™ toe box and fully cushioned Zero Drop™ platform. This innovative, award-winning combination places the foot in a natural, comfortable position throughout your run. Our shoes may look different, but it’s difference you’ll feel from step one to the finish. Experience more space, greater comfort and a run that sets us apart.

Dirty Girl Gaitors

Dirty Girl Gaiters have been adding style and sass to the trails since 2004.The rage began when fashionista and ultra-marathoner Xy Weiss made leopard print gaiters to match her leopard print jog bra. In the beginning, she made extras to give away to girlfriends. By the time she ran the 2004 Western States 100 mile Endurance Race, the demand for dirt was overwhelming.

TrailGroove Magazine

TrailGroove is your online backpacking and hiking magazine covering everything from destinations and outdoor photography to news, technique, gear, and more. Read the latest issue and subscribe for free at

Aria Zoner Guidebooks

Aria Zoner is a boots on the ground author with a desire for epic adventure. A dually certified Health & Nutrition Counselor and Raw Food Coach by trade, he's also the creator of 2 National Scenic Trail proposals: The Hot Springs Trail and The Siskiyou Peaks Trail. Zoner's trails are considered 'therapeutic' as they intentionally visit remote peaks, spring sites, and Farmer's Markets.

Katabatic Gear

Katabatic Gear was founded on the premise that carrying lightweight and ultralight gear should not mean you have to sacrifice function or comfort.  Our highest priorities are designing and building the best outdoor gear possible, that will keep you comfortable and your pack light, while lasting for years to come.  

UGQ Outdoor

Founded in 2011 out of necessity and with a passion for the outdoors UGQ Outdoor LLC has been providing the community with exceptional quilts and tarps to rave reviews. Focused on design, quality, and customer service UGQ Outdoor LLC has built a solid reputation and a loyal following. Whether back-packing, moto-camping, paddle camping or just about any other outdoor pursuit UGQ Outdoor LLC can help you get the most out of your next adventure.  

Food for the Sole

Our mission is to elevate the adventure meals market. We do this by making foods that taste amazing, using only carefully selected ingredients with healthy meal choices as our product line-up. It’s our total privilege and a joy to collaborate and communicate the vision of Food for the Sole, by joining as mother and son to make you the best adventure-ready foods on earth.

ZEROGRAM Go Light Get More ZEROGRAM is an innovative manufacturer of lightweight backpacking gear and clothing.

Fourpoints® is a Colorado-based nutrition company specializing in low glycemic, slow-burning, real food products designed for function, performance, and a healthy blood sugar response. 

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