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AKA the “Little Less Lonely High Lonesome”

JULY 5-7, 2019


Welcome to the High Lonesome 100’s inaugural running camp!

…also known as the little bit less lonely version of the High Lonesome 100. This camp continues in the High Lonesome tradition of building community-oriented events that showcase the best the mountains have to offer. With over 60 miles of point-to-point running, this is the perfect way to experience the High Lonesome course, train for your race(s), meet new people, and spend some quality time in the mountains.

Based out of The Lost Wonder Hut, a cozy log cabin tucked away off of Monarch Pass, the 3 day camp will consist of two long runs followed by a third day of campers choice of a shorter run or trail work. To make things easy for you, we take care of all the logistics. We will provide the lodging, nourishing home cooked meals, all the shuttles, and guiding each day’s run…we’ll even throw in some epic photographs of you crushing the mountains and provide unlimited hype.

Each run will be led by two guides and will be “no drop”, meaning that we will regroup at predetermined locations so no one gets left behind. There will be no aid stations during the runs, so you will need to carry all your own food, water, and gear you want while running.

The camp is open to anyone….current runners, future runners, pacers, or those simply interested in seeing the Sawatch. Due to size of the cabin, we can only take 10 runners and we will be offering 5 spots to men and 5 to women. We will also have a small waitlist as it’s likely that one or two people may drop out.


Friday - Cottonwood AS to Lost Wonder Hut

Run: 23.5 miles, 4,000’ vert, approximately 6-7 hours.

Saturday - Lost Wonder Hut to Fooses AS/Hwy50

Run: 20 miles, 3,500’ vert, approximately 5-6 hours.

Sunday - Fooses AS to Raspberry 2 AS OR Trail work

Run: 16 miles, 2,500’ vert, approximately 4 hours.

Trail work: Silver Creek Trail, 8 hours, Meet in Salida at 7:30am


  • Cost: $350 which includes 2 nights lodging, shuttles to and from 3 runs, 7 full meals, and drinks.

  • Capacity: 10 spots available, 5 for men and 5 for women. After 3/1/19 any open spots will be available to either gender. A waitlist will be available.

  • Lodging: Lost Wonder Hut - moderately primitive

  • Fitness Requirements: You must be in good mountain running shape as these runs are long, steep, and high. You do not have to be registered for the 2019 High Lonesome to join the running camp.

  • Required Gear:

    • Sleeping bag or blanket/sheets

    • Pillow

    • Running pack, food, water, and emergency gear

    • Additional clothing and layers for after runs

    • Trail work clothing (if applicable)

  • Additional Details:

    • Camp does not include entry into the High Lonesome 100.

    • No refunds or transfers


Sample Menu

  • Breakfast: Sweet Potato and Kale Hash

  • Lunch: Soba Noodle Peanut Salad with Roasted Chicken(cold)

  • Cocktail & Snack Hour: Signature Cocktail (Alcoholic or Non), Chips + Avocado Corn Salsa

  • Dinner: The High Lonesome Burger + Pan Roasted Chickpeas & Summer Vegetables

  • Drinks: Cocktails, Sufferfest beer, NA soft drinks, ice cold water

  • Dessert: Freshly baked double chocolate chunk cookies

Dietary Restrictions and Allergies

We will do our best to accommodate any dietary restrictions you have. Vegetarian options will be available for all meals, so please indicate your dietary preferences when you register. While some dishes will be vegan others will not be. If you would like to stay 100% vegan friendly you will need to pack your own meals, but our staff will do their best to help prepare them for you.

Due to the kitchen set up at Lost Wonder Hut, it won’t be possible for us to safely prepare food for anyone with severe allergies. If you have minor allergies, please email to see if they can be accommodated.



Lost Wonder Hut is a gorgeous, privately owned backcountry hut nestled in Middle Fork Basin. The hut is framed by Mount Aetna, the Continental Divide, and the Middle Fork of the South Arkansas River…so trust us when we say it’s stunning. Most runners don’t see this area in the daylight, but you’ll be lucky enough to spend 3 days there. In your off time, the creek provides fun fishing, there are some old historical ruins to explore, a deck to watch the sun rise or set, games, music, and good company.

During our planning, we debated between this hut or something fancier in Salida. We ended up going with the hut for several reasons, but the main one was pretty simple…there is nothing better than being in a cozy cabin, deep in the mountains, surrounded by good people. It’s magical and it’s what the High Lonesome is all about: good people, in gorgeous places, doing big things together.

If you’ve been on a hut trip before, you know what we’re talking about. If you haven’t, then you should come join us!


While the hut is gorgeous, it is still a backcountry hut…so while it will be cozy, don’t expect this to be a Hilton. The hut has solar panels to run lights, but otherwise does not have electricity. Water is take from a nearby spring (best tasting water ever, legitimately), but there is no indoor plumbing. For plumbing you get a nice and clean outhouse. For those wishing to shower after the runs, the nearby spring or creek can be used, and we will have a small pump shower for the less adventurous. The kitchen is powered by propane gas and food is stored in coolers.

Beds are twins or doubles, spaced in several rooms. The mattresses are comfortable enough, but you will have to bring your own pillows and sleeping gear. We recommend ear plugs and eyemasks for the picky sleepers (like the RD). Exact sleeping arraignments will be determined a few weeks before the event.

VERY limited cell service is available for Verizon. If you need to charge your phones or cameras, be sure to bring a portable battery.


Detailed Schedule

Friday (July 5)

7:00-7:15am: Meet in Salida, load gear, prepare for shuttle

7:15am: Shuttle leaves for Cottonwood AS

8:15am: Shuttle arrives at Cottonwood AS

8:30am: Run begins (23.5 miles to Lost Wonder Hut)

3:00-4:00pm: Runners arrive at LWH

3:00-4:30pm: Lunch ready when runners arrive

4:30-6:00pm: Free time

6:00-7:00pm: Cocktail and snack hour

7:00-8:00pm: Dinner

8:00-10:00pm: Free time

10:00pm Quiet hours for sleeping, so party goes outside!

Saturday (July 6)

7:15-8:15am: Breakfast

8:30am: Run begins (20 miles to Fooses AS/Hwy50)

12:30-1:30pm: rough arrival time at Monarch Pass Gift Store (ICE COLD COKE!)

2:00-3:00pm - Finish run, shuttle to LWH

3:00-4:30pm: Lunch ready when runners arrive

4:30-6:00pm: Free time

6:00-7:00pm: Cocktail and snack hour

7:00-8:00pm: Dinner

8:00-10:00pm: Free time

10:00pm Quiet hours for sleeping, so party goes outside!

Sunday (July 7) for Trail Workers

6:00-6:30am: Breakfast for Trail Workers

6:30am: Trail Workers people depart for Salida

7:15am: Trail Workers dropped off at personal vehicles

7:30am: Trail Workers depart for Shirely Site TH in personal vehicles

8:00am: Meet Salida Ranger Crew at Shirely Site TH and carpool to final parking area.

3:00-4:30pm: Return to personal vehicles, final time is weather dependent.

4:30pm: CAMP OVER!

Sunday (July 7) for Sunday Runners

7:15-8:15am: Breakfast for Sunday Runners

8:30am: Shuttle leaves for Fooses AS/Hwy50

9:15am: Run begins (16 miles to Raspberry 2 AS)

1:00-2:00pm: Finish run, shuttle runners to Salida

3:00pm - Runners dropped off at personal vehicles

3:30pm - CAMP OVER!