Deadwood & Devil's Thumb
The Deadwood and Devil's Thumb checkpoints
are accessible via a graded road that runs south from the Foresthill Divide
The Deadwood checkpoint is used by the Ride,
but not the Run. The checkpoint has a well with a hand pump, and the water is
quite good (and safe) to drink.
The Devil's Thumb checkpoint is located about
a mile east on the trail course and is used by the Run as an aid station with
Comm support. It is used by the Ride as a water stop only, with occasional Comm
The Run also uses the area next to the
historic Deadwood cemetary for a final check on the runners before they head
down into the El Dorado canyon.
Both Deadwood and Devil's Thumb require VHF
and UHF mobile capability with a Good Mobile, Base Station or Yagi Antenna.
Must have Battery or Generator power only.
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