Abbreviation for Appalachian Long Distance Hikers Association, a non-profit corporation established in 1983. ALDHA is “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.” Pronounced “ALL-duh” or “AL-duh.”

The ALDHA logo

The ALDHA logo

Fun Fact: In addition to organizing trail work crews, ALDHA hosts The Gathering, an annual meeting of AT enthusiasts.

Keep Reading: The ALDHA website

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