2024 Mid Atlantic Ruck

2024 Mid Atlantic Ruck
ALDHA Sponsored Event
02 Feb
Until 04 Feb

2024 Mid Atlantic Ruck

place Bear's Den Bears Den, Blue Ridge Mountain Road, Bluemont, VA, USA expand_more
Organized by arrow_forward_ios ALDHA
The 2024 Mid Atlantic Ruck is now open for registration!  Use the Get Tickets button to register. This year, the Mid Atlantic Ruck will be held on February 2-4, 2024 at the Bear's Den Hostel in Bluemont, Virginia Accommodations for the Mid Atlantic Ruck must be made directly with Bear's Den. Their web site is https://bearsdencenter.org/ and phone number is 540.554.8708
Schedule of Events 27th Annual Mid Atlantic Ruck
Friday, February 2, 2024
5PM Check In , Meet and Greet
6PM Spaghetti Dinner ***
7PM Answers to Questions you are afraid to ask - Ron Burger
8:30PM Trail Talk with Andy Boyes – Managing Expectations, LNT, Hike your own Hike, Hike in Harmony
Saturday, February 3, 2024
8AM Breakfast
9AM Hikers form groups and have a great hike-OR-9AM – Pack Tuckerizations/Playing with Gear (Bring your loaded pack for evaluation by an Expert!)
12 -1:30PM Lunch Soup and Sandwiches ***
1:30PM Pack Tuckerizations/Playing with Gear
3:30PM Show and Tell: Anthony Smith shares his gear, methods with tips to make your hike successful
5:30-7PM Dinner at the Brewery – All are invited to head over to the Brewery, Dutch Treat
7PM Raffle by The Raffle Queen (aka IWOX)
7:15PM Every State on the Appalachian Trail - Presented by Rush Williamson
8:30PM Going SOBO on the AT – Joe Gleason The ups and downs (physically and emotionally) of hiking the AT from Maine to Georgia. From the perspective of a non-hiker who decided to get off the couch one day and walk 2194 miles
Sunday, February 4, 2024
7AM Breakfast then CLEANUP Grab a broom or whatever to clean the Hostel, leave it better than we found it! Plan to leave around 11 AM.
*** If you can bring Spaghetti or Sause ingredients to share for supper, or soup and sandwiches to share for lunch, please do. Email Kickinbyrd@hotmail.com to let us know what you are bringing OR Please make a donation to help cover the cost of meals. Thank you for whatever you do to help. To the AT Class of 2024 – HIKE YOUR OWN HIKE (HYOH) and remember your actions will directly affect those coming behind you! Please be respectful when summiting Mt Katahdin, hike in small groups, no alcohol or drugs, celebrate quietly. We would like it to remain the northern most terminal of the AT.  
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