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Thru-Hikers Find Their Legs on the PNT

Ashley 'Bluebird' Davis and Eric 'Spice Rack' Oliver had never thru-hiked before. They set their sights on the Pacific Northwest Trail and successfully finished, finding much to be grateful for along the way.
In the hiker community, it's almost unanimous: if you’ve never hiked a long-distance trail before, the Pacific Northwest Trail is not the place to start. The PNT’s 1,200 miles bet…

American Long Distance Hiking Association West

ALDHA-West is all about building community and skill sets among west coast thru-hikers. Their support and hard work shows through in their members, a passionate group of outdoor adventurers.
“Ruck is the german word for backpack.  We use the term as the name for our educational gatherings.  Each Ruck is slightly different, but we usually cover such skills as Leave N…