On September 6-8th, the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers will be working with the Pacific Crest Trail Association's Trail Days at Cascade Locks, Oregon. Here is some information about the event.
The 7th Annual Pacific Crest Trail Days will take place September 6-8, 2013, in Cascade Locks, Ore., which is bordered by the Columbia River and surrounded by the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. Here the Pacific Crest Trail and other nearby trails offer access to some of the most beautiful scenery in the Pacific Northwest.
PCT DAYS 2013 will be a great time for people to check out the latest outdoor products and gear, participate in classes, listen to music, watch a documentary movie, see a photo slideshow, go for a hike or bike ride and relax and enjoy the setting. The event is family friendly and there will be activities for everyone to enjoy. Also, PCT DAYS is free!
PCT DAYS raises revenue via sponsor/ exhibitor packages, raffle ticket sales, a silent auction and attendee donations. All proceeds are donated to the Pacific Crest Trail Association for the protection, preservation and promotion of the trail. Tickets for the gear and product raffle are $2 each for 1-5 tickets and $1 each after the first five tickets have been purchased. Don’t miss out on your chance to win at the raffle at 5 p.m. Saturday, followed by a silent auction. Although not enforced, attendee donations are encouraged, with proceeds benefiting the nonprofit PCTA.
Camping is free on Thunder Island and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Attendees may bring a small cook stove but no open flame grills are permitted. For those who don’t wish to camp, there are hotels in town and an RV campsite in the Marine Park (reservations are encouraged by calling (541.374.8619.) Local food & beverage vendors will be on-hand and there are several restaurants and a grocery store within walking distance of the event site.
Cascade Locks is 42 miles east of Portland and 20 miles west of Hood River just off I-84. From I-84, take the Cascade Locks exit, Thunder Island/Marine Park is a left just off of WaNaPa (Main) Street. Parking at the event site is free.
We hope to see you there!
Pat and TJ
Leave No Trace’s Patrick and Theresa Beezley are part of the 2013 Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainer Program that provides free, mobile education to communities across the country. Proud partners of this program include Subaru of America, Coleman, Hi-Cone, The North Face, REI, Smartwool and Yakima.