The American Long Distance Hiking Association West is sponsoring the 4th Annual Inland Northwest Winter Ruck, a long-distance backpacking clinic, on March 3 at the Eagles Lodge in Hayden, Idaho. This clinic is designed for anyone interested in extending the distance of their hiking abilities or doing a long-distance hike, especially on the most popular long-distance trails like the Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail, or Pacific Northwest Trail.

Presenters include Triple Crown recipients—hikers who have hiked over 8,000 miles and/or completed the Pacific Crest Trail, the Appalachian Trail and the Continental Divide Trail. The Triple Crown hikers will share from their hard-earned adventures. Other long distance hikers who have traveled thousands of miles will also be sharing from their experiences.

The full day of clinics lasts roughly 8 hours. Attendees are encouraged to bring their backpack and gear if they would like an experienced member to give your set-up a look in a one-on-one pack shake down. For more information, check out Aldhawest.org. //