Where: Cascade Locks, Oregon
Cascade Locks Marine Park Community Center
355 WaNaPa St, Cascade locks, OR 97014
When: February 22, 2014
Cost per person: $15 for Members, $25 for non-Members
Are you planning to hit one of the long-distance trails in 2014 or know someone who is?
Are you new or getting reacquainted with backpacking and need some advice?
Is your pack too dang heavy and you need someone to help you cut the weight?
Have questions about how to cook on trail, or where you need to send a mail-drop while out there?
Are you PCT, CDT or AT curious?
If you answered yes to any of the above questions then the Cascade Winter Ruck is the place for you to be!
The board of ALDHA-West has put together a great day event that will be held out in Cascade Locks, OR on Saturday February 22, 2014 from 9am-4pm. We have room for about 50 guest (first come first serve) andonline registration is up and running now http://aldhawest.org/cascade-winter-ruck/?action=evregister&event_id=3
Current ALDHA-West Members are just $15, and non-members are $25 and include a Homemade Lunch (with a Vegan Option)
The day will involve the following informative sessions:
- Pack explosion and pack shakedowns for the brave souls who dare have us help you lighten your load
- Resources for the Trail Data & Navigation
- Food & Mail Drop Planning
- The CDT and what you need to know
- Time Frames for completing your hike
- Physical and mental conditioning, before you go on your hike
- Trail and town etiquette
- One on One & Group Q&A with various “Triple Crown” Members of ALDHA-West who will be on site to help
We hope to see you there, please also spread the word through any of your; blogs, hiking communities, trail buddies, hiker trash gatherings, social media, meet-up groups….well you get the idea.
If you would like to volunteer please contact your President “Allgood” Whitney LaRuffa by email at email@example.com
Cascade Winter Ruck Schedule of Events
8am-8:45am Arrival & Check In Coffee & Doughnuts
8:45am-9am President’s Welcome by “Allgood” Whitney LaRuffa,
9am-9:45am Going Light by Glen Van Peski Founder of Gossamer Gear
9:45am-10am 15 Minute Break, with light snack
10am-10:45 Pack Shake Downs-help you lighten your load by Various Triple Crowners, Glen Van Peski and the Gossamer Gear Trail Ambassadors
10:45-11am 15 Minute Break
11am-11:45 Navigation tools, resources, apps and maps by PCT Class of 2012 & 2013
11:45 -12 Break Time-help set up for lunch
12-1pm Lunch-Meat Lover and Vegan Chili, Salad, Chips etc…
1pm-1:45pm-Snow Safety, Snow Travel, and River Crossings by “Ravensong” Carolyn Burkhart & “Allgood” Whitney LaRuffa
1:45-2pm 15 Minute Break
2pm-2:45pm Food for the trail, mail drop logistics by “Freefall” Chris Sanderson & “SoFar” Scotland Forbes
2:45pm-3pm 15 Minute Break Time, light snack
3pm-3:45 The CDT, Embracing the Brutality by “Drop and Roll” Kate Hoch CDT Class of 2013
3:45-4pm Raffle (bring a few bucks we are working on donations now)
4pm-5pm Social Hour and Q&A with attendees- Go next door to Thunder Island Brewing and enjoy a beer at Cascade Locks new trail friendly brewery
Other resources and information
Camping and lodging is available in Cascade Locks and the surrounding area. You however are on your own for this, there are numerous hotels in town and across the way in Stevenson, WA, and down I-84 in Hood River.
The Port of Cascade Locks does have a campground, however there is no water in the winter available to campers and reservations must be booked through the port office here http://portofcascadelocks.org/campground/
The forest service also has camping nearby please check with the local USFS office to learn more http://www.fs.usda.gov/activity/crgnsa/recreation/camping-cabins/?recid=29872&actid=29