ALDHA Sponsored Event
Until 04 Feb
2024 Mid Atlantic Ruck
Bear's Den Bears Den, Blue Ridge Mountain Road, Bluemont, VA, USA
Organized by 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
*** 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.
|Schedule of Events 27th Annual Mid Atlantic Ruck
|Friday, February 2, 2024
|Check In , Meet and Greet
|Spaghetti Dinner ***
|Answers to Questions you are afraid to ask - Ron Burger
|Trail Talk with Andy Boyes – Managing Expectations, LNT, Hike your own Hike, Hike in Harmony
|Saturday, February 3, 2024
|Hikers form groups and have a great hike-OR-9AM – Pack Tuckerizations/Playing with Gear (Bring your loaded pack for evaluation by an Expert!)
|Lunch Soup and Sandwiches ***
|Pack Tuckerizations/Playing with Gear
|Show and Tell: Anthony Smith shares his gear, methods with tips to make your hike successful
|Dinner at the Brewery – All are invited to head over to the Brewery, Dutch Treat
|Raffle by The Raffle Queen (aka IWOX)
|Every State on the Appalachian Trail - Presented by Rush Williamson
|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
|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.
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