The dates of this year's meeting are about four weeks after the summer
solstice. At that time there will be about 18.5 hours of daylight in the
Talkeetna area each day during the meeting -- but note that many visitors
find the other 5.5 hours of the day are not dark enough to deserve to be
called "night". (Note: since sunrise is before 5 am during the entire
meeting, even if there is popular demand we will not
be having "sunrise breakfast meetings".) This will allow participants
ample opportunity outside the scheduled program for recreational
activities. One or more hikes will be organized within the area
during the Saturday of the meeting, and meeting attendees are
encouraged to take advantage of the range of opportunities in the area.
Average temperatures in July for Talkeetna are expected to range from
highs of 20 C (68 F) to lows of 10 C (50 F), although the record high
and record low for the month are 25 C (77 F) and 8 C (46 F), respectively.
There is an average of 80 mm (3+") of rainfall during that month. Weather
can range from sunny to overcast, frequently several times per day.
Participants are advised to pack accordingly; the local organizing
committee suggests "layering" and strongly advises a good waterproof,
The local organizing committee can give some limited assistance
to participants who wish to take the opportunity of being in the
great state of Alaska by extending their trip, either before or after