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1645 Dogtooth Close
Golden, BC, V0A 1H2
Canada

778-990-2453

Retreat in the Canadian Rockies.  Trail Running, Cross Country Skiing and Yoga retreats for all abilities.

Esplanade Packing List

Wondering what to toss in your bag for your impending trip the wild Golden Mountains?  Here are some suggestions...

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Carry in your Running Pack

Please test fitting all of this stuff into your running pack and make sure it all fits! We find that you'll need a minimum 5L and up to 12L carrying capacity.  Our guides run with the Salomon ADV Skin 12L vests (and love them). 

  • Water Pack with hydration bladder or bottles (Min. 2L of water)
  • Water filter (optional)
  • Bear Spray
  • Camera/Phone (optional)
  • Watch/GPS
  • Sunglasses
  • Wind or Gore-tex Jacket
  • Down Jacket
  • Buff/Hat
  • Brimmed Hat/Visor
  • Gloves
  • Arm sleeves (optional)
  • Headlamp
  • Toothbrush
  • Ear Plugs
  • Lip Balm, mini sunscreen for re-application, bug spray
  • Personal Medications you expect to need (Advil, Gravol, bandaids, moleskin) 
    • The guides carry a full first aid kit for unexpected responses.

We will have bear spray, Lifestraw personal filters and Scat Belt bear spray holsters available for sale when you arrive if you need these items.


Pack for Each Hut

This gear will be dropped off at each hut on our first day and then picked up on the last day. It cannot be carried from hut to hut, unless you carry it yourself!

Each bag should be no larger than a regular sized plastic shopping bag. These bags go into larger duffles and are transported directly to the hut.

Day 1 (Wear)

  • Running Shoes
  • Tall Socks
  • Shorts or tights
  • T-shirt or long-sleeve

Day 1/2 (Sentry)

  • Towel
  • Sport Food
  • Tall Socks
  • T-shirt
  • Long-sleeve
  • Shorts
  • Pants
  • PJs

Day 2/3 (Vista)

  • Towel
  • Flat Sheet
  • Pillowcase
  • Sport Food
  • Long Sleeve
  • T-shirt/Tank
  • Tall Socks
  • Shorts
  • Pants
  • PJs
  • Power Pack

Day 3/4 (Meadow)

  • Towel
  • Flat Sheet
  • Pillowcase
  • Sport Food
  • Long Sleeve
  • T-shirt/Tank
  • Tall Socks
  • Shorts
  • Pants
  • PJs

Day 4/5 (Sunrise)

  • Towel
  • Flat Sheet
  • Pillowcase
  • Sport Food
  • Long Sleeve
  • T-shirt/Tank
  • Tall Socks
  • Shorts
  • Pants
  • PJs
  • Power Pack

More details...

Towels - please bring small or ultra-absorbent camping towels to take up less space
Flat Sheets/Pillowcases - these are provided for us at Sentry, but not at the other huts. Fitted sheets are provided at each hut.
Sport food - this is optional! Please only bring bars/chews/gels if you're very particular. We will have lots of home-made options.
Tall Socks - socks are ideally just above the ankle - this will help keep dust, rocks and other trail debris out of your socks!
Running Clothes - We recommend packing tshirt/shorts and long-sleeve/tights for each hut in case the weather forecast changes. You can use what you don't run in for lounging in the hut.
       The huts are very warm, with the option of firing up the wood stove to keep them smoking hot. You may find that a t-shirt and shorts are enough for lounge wear.
Bathing suits - you may opt to bring a bathing suit but we encourage you to swim/bathe in your running clothes and save space.
PJs - you can also consider sleeping in your running gear.
Power Packs - there is limited access to power at the huts and the first priority is for the guides to recharge the radios, inReach and navigation devices. If you think you'll need to recharge your phones/cameras, please pack your own charging devices.
Shoes - each hut has a supply of crocs so packing flip-flops or post-run shoes is not necessary. Slippers or "casual socks" are favoured by some for wearing inside the huts.


We will provide at each hut

This gear will also be dropped off at each hut on our first day and then picked up on the last day.  You may be asked to pack some of it with your personal gear to save on space.

  • Toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, soap, toothpaste)
    • Special note: there are showers in the saunas at each hut, but no running water. The alpine lake swimming is fantastic!
  • Sunscreen (110-SPF face and 60-SPF body)
  • Homemade food, snacks and accompanying beverages
  • Speakers (so we can jam out to music)

What you don't need

These take up a lot of space and are straight up not needed or not likely to be used.

  • Yak Trax or Running Poles
  • Full sized toiletry items (the shampoo/soap that we provide is really nice!)
  • Books or cards
  • Extra running shoes
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