[pct-l] ALDHA-West Gathering

Bighummel at aol.com Bighummel at aol.com
Fri Sep 15 17:42:09 CDT 2006

Come one, come all, hear ye', hear ye'!
The ALDHA-West Annual Gathering is coming up soon and ya' all are  invited!  
It is to be held at the Arrah Wanna Camp (see _www.camparrahwanna.org_ 
(http://www.camparrahwanna.org)  for more  info) on September 29th, 30th and October 
1st.  This camp is a bit east of  Portland on the way to the incredible Mt. 
Up for a some great and unusual presentations?
- America's Vibrant Wilderness Agenda, Even in Challenging  Political Times - 
by Ken Rait - Campaigns Director for America's Wilderness in  Portland
- A Walk Across Iceland - By Jonathan Ley and Camper Dave  Cobb
- Still Walking - By bigfoot himself - Scott "Squatch"  Herriott
- CDT Hiking Planning - By Jim Bennett and a CDT 2005 musical  presentation 
by Dothan "Cliffhanger" Cliff
- First Aid in the Wilderness - by Steve "Moondancer"  Brill
- Snow and Ice Travel - Ned Tibbets
- Create Your Hiking Metaphors - by Keith Ritchey - (we're all  wondering 
about this one!)
- A gear swap, pictures, great food, great people, a beautiful  setting, low 
cost, etc., etc. 
Check out the registration info on _www.aldhawest.org_ 
(http://www.aldhawest.org)  and there is also a ride  board setup on the site to help with 
I hope to see you all there!  
Greg "Strider" Hummel
Gathering Presentation Coordinator
(oh and don't forget to sign up for a cheap membership  too!)
"To the  Backpacker time and place have no meaning. Independent and 
self-sustaining he is  his own master. That is the joy of backpacking. Wandering where 
and when he  wishes, darkness finds him "everywhere at  home.""
Clinton  C. Clarke in "The Pacific Crest Trailway" 1943

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