ALDHA Membership Gateway
THE APPALACHIAN LONG DISTANCE HIKERS ASSOCIATION . . .
. . . is the largest organized group of long distance hikers in the world with more than 1,500 members. There are absolutely no prerequisites or requirements for membership. It doesn't matter if you haven't finished any trails yet. In fact, you don't even have to be a hiker to join. Members are the heart of our organization. We depend on our dedicated members to serve as volunteers for our annual Gathering, as trail crews on work trips, as field editors for the Companion, and as contributors to the Long Distance Hiker newsletter and our website.
ALDHA MEMBERSHIP OPTIONS
Regular membership: $10 per family or individual per calendar year (Jan. 1 to Dec. 31).
Lifetime membership: $200 per family or individual; never pay annual dues again.
Gathering Registration Fee: The cost of each year's Gathering is separate and costs $20 per person, $40 per couple; and so on. A campsite for all Gathering attendees is included in the price, but meals are on your own. Preregister before Sept. 1; after that it may cost $5 more a person to register online and at the door. (More details will be posted on the Gathering page.)
JOIN OR RENEW ONLINE VIA PAYPAL
If you have a Paypal account, it's easy. But you can pay with Paypal even if you don't have an account. Simply use a major credit card as a Paypal guest.
JOIN ONLINE VIA PAYPAL and GET A FREE COMPANION
Fill out your MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION and PAY ONLINE by clicking on the button below to call up an electronic registration form. When you are done filling in all the information, hit the "Submit Form and Checkout" button at bottom of page, and you will be directed to the payment stage. Once finished, you're done. All your info will be sent to us electronically, along with your secure payment.
Same procedure as above, except you will be directed to a page where you can download a free PDF copy of the Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker's Companion, the guidebook to hiking the A.T. that is compiled by ALDHA every year. It's an $8 value, yours free with an ALDHA membership.
JOIN OR RENEW VIA SNAIL-MAIL
To pay by CHECK or MONEY ORDER, print out and mail the registration form by clicking the button below to join for the first time, renew your membership, and/or register for the Gathering. Make check or money order payable to ALDHA and mail it to ALDHA, 10 Benning St., PMB 224, West Lebanon, NH 03784.
To make a donation to ALDHA, click the button below and you'll be taken to a secure online form. We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization registered in New Hampshire, so all donations are tax deductible. Thanks!
Click on the image above right for a copy of the ALDHA brochure. It contains a little background on what ALDHA is all about, as well as some preliminary info on the next Gathering, including the dates and directions. The brochure is in PDF format, so you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader in order to view it. You can download a free copy of Reader from Adobe.
Have any questions about membership? Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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