The genesis of the Appalachian Long Distance Hikers Association -- ALDHA -- was simple:
[ALDHA] began in 1983 as an off-trail family of fellow hikers and friends of the trail who've all shared similar experiences, hopes and dreams on the Appalachian Trail and other trails.
ALDHA is highly respected for its unique contributions to hikers, especially the Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers Companion -- produced in conjunction with the Appalachian Trail Conservancy. Merely a fraction of those who hit the AT intend to travel from end to end. The Companion is a priceless guide to far more day hikers and section hikers.
The annual Gathering organized by the ALDHA is among the group's most valuable achievements each year.
This year's Gathering -- the 34th annual -- will once again be held at Shippensburg University in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, during the Columbus Day Weekend, October 9-11, 2015.
Gatherings bring men and women with similar interests together to talk about the trails they hike, why they hike them and what they've learned from their travels.
Workshops, lectures and ALDHA business are conducted in between hikes, meals, meeting new friends and hanging out with old companions.
If you like hiking or hikers, you'll enjoy the Appalachian Long Distance Hikers Association's Gathering.
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Make plans to attend the 33rd Annual ALDHA Gathering in Williamstown, MA, October 10-12, 2014, if you love hiking and you would like to meet other hikers.
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