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[pct-l] ALDHA-West Gathering
- Subject: [pct-l] ALDHA-West Gathering
- From: Bighummel at aol.com (Bighummel@aol.com)
- Date: Wed Jul 27 15:04:07 2005
To be included in the next ALDHA-West Gazette, for those of you fools who are
not currently members;
Just can't wait for the annual gathering? Well, neither can we with a great
lineup of presentations in the works. From Linda Hunt, author of "Bold
Spirit" to Scrambler, the youngest person to ever thru-hike the Pacific Crest Trail.
From Scott Williamson's numerous Yo-Yo PCT attempts and success to the now
classic Weather Carrot DVD of the PCT in 2004 and, of course, "Walk" too.
Highlighting other crazy long distance hikers who take on trails of their own
making;"Alone Across Australia" and "Walking from Alburquerque, NM to Munising,
MI" will be shown. Susan Alcorn will be giving a talk on "Tales and Tips from
Seasoned Women Backpackers". Switchback, the master of "Super Secrets" will
be hosting a roundtable discussion on "Gear & Techniques". Phil Hough, one of
the foundations of the new board, will give a talk on "Flora, Fungus and Fun".
Nate "Tha Wookie" Olive will give a presentation of the first ever "Pacific
COAST Trail" hike and Jerry Goller will give an overview of his illustrious
website; Backpacking Gear Test. "The Colorado Trail", "Muir . . . The Man and
His Life", "Publishing Your Hiking Journal as a Booklet" and several other
presentations will round out the event. Be sure to submit your "Triple Crown"
application for the annual presentation on Saturday evening. Oh, an don't miss
the llamas outside!
All in all a great gathering is planned in a great spot. Mark your calendars
for September 30th to October 2nd at the Sierra Pines Camp, just a few miles
west of Echo Lake.
If you really are a long distance hiker then consider joining me on a PCT
section hike into the gathering from Donner Summit, through Desolation Wilderness
over the week prior to the gathering. There just isn't quite anything like
HIKING into a long distance hiking association meeting!
(yes, I know, it is weird)