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American Long Distance Hiking Association West

aka ALDHA West   |   Covina, CA   |  www.aldhawest.org

Mission

The mission of this organization is to provide community education and information about long distance hiking to the public; teach environmentally responsible backcountry skills and trail etiquette practices; promote fellowship and communication in the long distance hiking community; recognize and encourage those who support long distance hiking and the long distance trail angel network; inspire people to experience the outdoors through long distance hiking; and provide opportunities for members and the public to participate in supportive activities through partnerships with other trail organizations.

Ruling year info

2017

President

Victor Hanson-Smith

Main address

440 N Barranca Ave #4848

Covina, CA 91723 USA

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EIN

82-1882976

NTEE code info

Amateur Sports Clubs, Leagues, N.E.C. (N60)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Ruck series

Ruck is the German word for Backpacking, and has been used through the trail community as a name for an event that helps you get out and backpack.

These day-long events are designed for all sorts of backpackers (from novice to expert) to prepare themselves for the hiking season. The primary focus is on attendees looking to set out on their first long distance hike, be it on the Camino de Santiago, Pacific Crest, Continental Divide, Timberland, Wonderland, or John Muir Trail.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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To inspire, educate, and promote fellowship among long-distance hikers and those who support long-distance hiking.

Grow our outreach programs to hikers by expanding awareness and access to all. Increase membership involvement at the Rucks and annual Gathering events.

Financials

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American Long Distance Hiking Association West

Board of directors
as of 01/24/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Victor Hanson-Smith

ALDHA-West

Term: 2023 - 2025

Victor Hansen-Smith

Jeff Brownscheidle

Lisa Slutsken

Sara Kruglinkski

Kate Hoch

Bill Tickner

Mike McClure

Jim Niedbalski

Kylee Drugan-Eppich

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Not applicable
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Not applicable
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Not applicable
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable