First Session: June 6-12, 2011. Second Session: July 28-August 3, 2011

Directed by Geoff Roes - 2009 & 2010 "Ultrarunner of the Year."
2015 dates to be announced soon

What To Bring

  • Running shoes (2 pair recommended unless you are comfortable running in wet shoes - we will have a few shoe dryers at the cabin, but with 12 people trying to dry out shoes each evening it will be best to have a back up pair). It will also be nice to have multiple pairs of shoes to fit the terrain each day. If you run in minimal footwear you will be fine on some of the runs, but at least a couple of the runs we do will be much better in fairly cushioned and protective shoes. 
  • Running pack that will hold enough food and clothing to be out in the mountains for 5+ hour runs with no resupply points. My favorite packs for runs in Juneau in the summer are the Mountain Hardwear Fluid Race Vest (runs up to 4 hours) and the Mountain Hardwear Fluid 6 (runs over 4 hours).
  • Bottles or hydration bladder to carry on runs. I typically carry 10-20 ounces of water with me and fill up in streams along the way. Please see the note about water in the "Juneau Specific Running Info" page for more details about water.
  • A couple changes of running clothes (top, bottom, underwear, socks, cap) that will cover temperatures between 40-80 degrees. We will do laundry once during the week on the 3rd or 4th day of the camp so 2 or 3 changes should suffice. When choosing what running clothing to bring you may want to consider stuff that is comfortable when wet (i.e. not too loose fitting). We'll be crossing our fingers for dry weather, but if it's raining we'll still be going out running each day.
  • At least one pair of socks that cover the lower part of your shins or gaiters (see note about this in the snow running section of the "Juneau Specific Running" page).
  • lightweight running jacket (the smallest, lightest one you have) for those days when it's raining, but not cold.
  • mid/heavy weight running jacket (something that will keep you warm down to about 40 degrees)
  • lightweight running gloves
  • lightweight running beanie
  • Small camera
  • Preferred gels, bars, blocks or other foods you like to use during runs. We will have a selection of Clif Bars, Gels, and Bloks for participants to use during the camp, but if you have specific items you prefer to use while on the go you might want to bring some with you. If your preference is for solid food we will have plenty of food available for you to make a sandwich or snack for the trail.
  • sunglasses
  • sunscreen
  • A change or two of casual clothing suitable for temps between 40-80 degrees.
  • A waterproof jacket to wear around the cabin and/or town.
  • A bit of spending money. We'll likely find some time to wander around town during the week and having a bit of cash and/or a credit card on you might come in handy in case you come across that perfect piece of Alaskana tourist crap. Or who knows, maybe you'll even find something that isn't crap. Also some extra cash will come in handy if you wish to have any massage during the camp.
  • Enough extra space in your luggage to fit the goodies you'll be bringing home with you from the camp.
  • Reading material. We'll be doing a lot of running, but the days are very long in Juneau in the summer and we'll certainly have some down time when it might be nice to have a book or magazine if you're into that kind of thing.
  • Personal toiletries. Toothbrush, toothpaste, razors, deodorant, shampoo, etc.
  • Earplugs if you are a light sleeper (we will try to have extras available, but bring your own if you want to be sure to have a pair). 
  • All linens - including sheets, blankets, towels, washcloths, pillows - will be provided. You do not need to bring any of these items. 
  • Please refer back to this list as we get closer to the camp date as I will likely add things that I may have overlooked now.