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ALDHA-West Gathering in Nevada City - Sept 27-29th on 09/26/2013 08:32:21 MDT Print View

Looking forward to seeing some of you there!

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Activities will begin Friday, September 27th.

Where: Camp Augusta in Nevada City, CA

Featured Speaker: Cam “Swami” Honan http://www.thehikinglife.com he will be presenting his 12 long walks, also the west coast premier of “Embrace the Brutality”, and a Live Recording of the “The Trail Show”.

2013 Gathering Schedule

Friday September 27th

4:00 – 6:00 – Check In
6:00 – 7:00 – Dinner / President’s Welcome
7:30 – 9:00 – West Coast Premier of the Movie: “Embrace the Brutality” by Jester and Wizards of the CDT
9:00 – ??? – ALDHA-West Social

Saturday September 28th

8:00 – 9:00 – Breakfast
9:00 – 9:50 – Anish: Setting the PCT Speed Record
9:50 – 10:00 – ALDHA Hiker Olympics Round 1
10:30 – 11:20 – The Brooks Range: A Thru-Hike By Kristin “Lost” Gates
11:20 – 11:30 – ALDHA Hiker Olympics Round 2
11:45-12:00 – Group Photo
12:00 – 1:00 – Lunch
1:30 – 2:20 – Ian Reeves: Walkabout in South America
2:20 – 2:45 – ALDHA Hiker Olympics Rounds 3 & 4
2:45 – 4:30 – FREE TIME (Annual ALDHA – West Soccer Match)
4:30 – 5:30 – Swami: 12 Long Walks
5:30 – 5:45 – ALDHA Hiker Olympics Round 5
6:00 – 7:00 – Awards Dinner (Southbound to the Border Style)
7:30 – 9:30 – Triple Crown Awards and Martin Papendick Award
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

What will happen at the gathering? Each Fall since 1993, hikers get together to talk trail. The main program includes world-class presentations about hikes around the world and the many aspects of backpacking culture. Last year’s presentations included topics such as journaling, hiking with dogs, hiking in Patagonia, and our annual presentation of the Triple Crown Awards. There’s also a healthy dose of fellowship activities. This is a great weekend where you can make new friends or see old ones year after year after year. What started in 1993 as a group of 7 committed hikers in the western hiking community getting together and showing a few slides has evolved into a full-sized event with all of the amenities of a professional conference- while still offering a setting befitting of our love of the natural world.

At our Gatherings, you’ll meet a regular who’s who of the American backpacking world. People who’ve hiked 10′s of thousands of trail miles around the globe. You’ll likely find the largest concentration of Triple Crown recipients, people who’ve hiked all of the three major long distance trails (Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail and Continental Divide Trail). Nowhere will you get such a concentrated and personal exposure to the depth of hiking experience. There is no better way to celebrate backpacking than by attending the ALDHA-West Gathering. Join us at this, our 20th gathering!