-9:00 am – 6:30 pm: PCT DAYS Gear Expo.
Check out and get great deals on the latest and greatest products from our sponsors at the largest outdoor gear expo in the Pacific Northwest! If you want to learn about backpacks, tents, hiking poles, shoes, clothing, stoves, water purification systems, etc…..it’s all going to be here!
-9:15 am – 9:45 am: Headline Sponsor Featured Activity by Eddie Bauer: Scavenger Hunt
Who can stuff an Eddie Bauer backpack with necessary hiking supplies the fastest? Learn morse code with an Eddie Bauer Flashlight. Take a photo with anyone wearing Eddie shirt and #whyihike #pctdays. Win gear!
-10:00 am – 10:30 am: Headline Sponsor Featured Activity by Woolpower: Apples to Oranges Woolpower Relay
Contestants and the crowd will be given a brief informational opportunity before the race to build an understanding of Woolpower’s more unique attributes. 2 Teams of 3 will compete in a relay race against time. There will be trivia questions, and fun old-school challenges including blindfolds and bobbing for apples in ice water. Participant goals:
· Show serious apple-bobbing prowess under thermally miserable conditions
· Skillfully demonstrate a knowledge of what makes Woolpower an orange among apples in the merino wool thermal market.
· To experience the thermal wonder of Woolpower on a cold, wet head.
Prizes: Winners will be awarded the Classic Red Woolpower Cap 400 and a pair of Woolpower’s epic 400g/m2 Socks.
-10:45 am – 11:15 am: Headline Sponsor Featured Activity by Osprey: What’s In Your Pack?
Grab your backpack and head to the Osprey Packs booth for our What’s In Your Pack Scavenger Hunt Game. A volunteer will draw cards depicting random trail, household, and personal items. Awesome prizes such as Osprey packs and accessories will be awarded to the first person that can produce that item.
-11:30 am – 12:00 pm: Headline Sponsor Featured Activity by Gregory: The Great Crab Race
When’s the last time you did a crab walk? Or a crab race? Or did it while wearing a loaded pack? Swing by the Gregory tent to test your skills in The Great Crab Race: prizes awarded for speed, style and audience choice.
-12:15 pm – 12:45 pm: Headline Sponsor Featured Activity by Granite Gear: Granite Gear’s Trivia & Piñata Event!
Come by the Granite Gear booth anytime and grab a Trail Name sticker in order to enter a trivia challenge, which starts with a piñata kick off and 32 trivia questions for 32 prizes including ultralight packs, dry sacks, wallets, and more. If you’re not wearing a sticker, you can’t win!”
-1:00 pm – 1:30 pm: Headline Sponsor Featured Activity by US Outdoor
-1:45 pm – 2:15 pm: Headline Sponsor Featured Activity by Vasque.
-2:30 pm – 3:30 pm: Title Sponsor Featured Activity by Next Adventure: Next Adventure Thru-Hiker Throw-Down!
Join Next Adventure for a lively round table discussion featuring a diverse mix of past and present thru-hikers. We’ll answer commonly asked questions, un-commonly asked questions, and share some experience-learned tips and tricks.
-4:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Title Sponsor Backpacker Magazine’s Get Out More Tour Presentation.
Don’t miss Backpacker’s Get Out More all star ambassador Randy Propster for an engaging 60-minute seminar full of trail tested tips, regional trip advice and outdoor gear!
-5:30 pm – 6:30 pm: The PCT DAYS Gear Raffle.
There will be a LOT of great products to win and lot’s of laughs as Scott “Squatch” Herriott and the PCT DAYS Event Director, Jason “Nabor J” Waicunas MC the activity. Raffle tickets are $2.00 each and will be available at the PCT DAYS Info Booth on Saturday. All proceeds from raffle ticket sales go to the Pacific Crest Trail Association and the American Long Distance Hiking Association-West.
-6:30 pm – 8:00 pm: Dinner Break.
-8:00 pm - 10:00 pm: The PCT DAYS Film Series! Presented by Backpacker and Next Adventure
Join us for the launch of the first PCT DAYS Film Series! Bring a blanket or chair and sit in front of the big screen to enjoy short and full-length outdoor films that feature outdoor adventure.