[Cdt-l] Winter Ruck Feb 22 -ALDHA-West

Jo josie1066 at gmail.com
Mon Feb 17 09:57:16 CST 2014

Are you planning to hike one of the long distance trails or know someone who is? Come to the Winter Ruck at Cascade Locks Marine Park Community Center, 355 WaNaPa St. Cascade Locks, Oregon. Sat February 22, 9 to 4 p.m. $15 members, $25 non-members. For more info contact Allgood at allgood1996 at gmail.com. 

Here are some of the presenters:

"Allgood" Whitney LaRuffa-Presidwinterent of ALDHA-West, is also a thru-hiker, ultra light backpacker and winter sport export.  He will be on hand to help with pack shakedowns, and be co talking on snow safety, travel, and safely crossing streams and rivers during the runoff season.

Glen Van Peski-Founder of Gossamer Gear will be talking about ways to go light, success and failures he has had, and will be helping folks lighten their packs and be on hand to answer your Ultra Light questions,

Ron Moak with Six Moon designs will be there, if the weather is good he will set up some tents for everyone to check out.  Ron will also be there to answer UL questions and help throughout the day.

"Ravensong" Carolyn Burkhart Board Member at Large, was the first woman complete a solos thru-hike of the PCT in 1977.  Besides being a thru-hiker she is also a winter/snow expert and will be teaching a class with "Allgood" on snow safety.  She will also be available to talk about having a kid on trail and informing PCT thru-hikers about her new trail angel set up by Harts Pass.

Carrot Quinn, "Scrub" Chris Burke, and "hops" Bryce Alison are three class of 2013 PCT Thru-hikers, who will share their tips on navigation, data sources etc.. and answer any questions you might have.

Triple Crowners in attendance -"SoFar" Scotland Forbes-Treasurer, "Freefall" Chris Sanderson-Board Member at Large, "Lint" Clint Bunting, "Tomato" Brian Boshart. these folks have all completed their Triple Crown and are avid SUL hikers.  they will be on hand helping shakedown packs, answering questions and talking trail food, resupply strategy and where you need to make sure to send a box.

"Drop and Roll" Kate Hoch hiked the PCT in 2011 and the CDT in 2013-She will be entertaining us with her tales of the CDT and giving everyone a thru-hikers perspective on the trail.

Dana Hendrix with PCTA will be there to answer your questions on the PCT, the PCTA and what you can do to help the trail that you love.

Also in attendance will be "Clever Hiker" Dave Collins POCT and alum and owner of clever hiker ho has how to videos for folks to learn about going light. "Sidartha" Jeff Kish writer for gear junkie and PCT alum plus some other Portland area thru-hikers and trail angels will round out the crew.

If the line up isn't enough to make you want to come-maybe the free lunch, and snack will help.  Still not convinced well Thunder Island Brewing is right next door and will be providing special discount prices on beers and growlers for those in attendance.

And lastly we have a gear raffle going on at the event so bring some cash we have gear from ENO, Kahtoola, and Gossamer Gear to name a few.

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