Northern Ruck | Schedule

Northern Ruck

Weekend Schedule | 2019 (TBA)

Friday Night

5:00 pm Check in, meet and greet.
6:00 pm Pasta Dinner with all the extras
7:00 pm
8:00 pm
9:00 pm


7:00 am Breakfast— Blueberry pancakes, sausage and eggs, etc.* See the sign-up sheet.
9:00 am Hikes along the AT— Form into hiking groups and have a good time just be back in time for lunch and homemade soups!!!
9:00 am Pack Tuckerization Bring your packs and have 2018 Thru-hikers go thru them. We will have scales and advice on everything you bring. This is for those hardy souls who are willing to volunteer to have their packs lightened. This is a good time to find out what YOU DO NOT NEED on the trail. 
Noon Lunch— Homemade soups and sandwiches.
1:00 pm Pack tucks continue...
3:00 pm Thru-Hiking Bull Session— After we go thru the packs, we will have a discussion panel on Thru-Hiking the AT. Here is your chance to ask those who have completed the Appalachian Trail your questions. This is done at every ALDHA Gathering and it is your chance to get the AT Class of 2018 started off on the right foot. Or, maybe just listen to former thru-hikers expound on how to do it –or not do it!! All thru-hikers are welcome to offer advice.
4:30 pm
6:00 pm Ruck Feast— You know how it works, everyone brings a dish and we all eat like kings and leave lots for Glen, the caretaker!
7:00 pm NoRuck Group Picture— Tidy up and comb your hair (if you have some) and smile pretty for the camera. H. Dean Clark “Crooked Sticks”, ALDHA photographer.
7:15 pm
7:30 pm Raffle— Proceeds will be split between PATC and ALDHA. Jill “IWOX” Byrd, AT 2016 and ALDHA Treasurer.
8:00 pm
8:30 pm
9:30 pm


7:00 am Breakfast— You’re on your own for this one. See what has been left over and eat up!

Schedule subject to change

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