Lyon Ridge is remote, difficult to reach and
is over 7,000 feet in elevation. Access is made via Soda Springs Road and a
series of logging roads, all of which are 4WD/high-clearance-only and very
steep in places.
It is the first full checkpoint the runners
and riders encounter. They arrive early in the morning and are all still fairly
bunched up, making the checkpoint work very hectic.
There is a long-standing crew who work this
checkpoint each year and have the drill down pat. As long as they are available
and willing to do it, Lyon Ridge is their turf. Thus, we do not recommend
listing Lyon Ridge as one of your choices unless you have worked there before.
Lyon Ridge requires VHF and UHF mobile
capability with a Base Station or Yagi Antenna. Must have Battery or Generator
power only. Plan on going up on Friday night and campout. CKPT Crew has a BBQ
and pre-event party. Must have shovel, water and flagging (For Helo wind sock).
Must have a radio that can transmit on CALCORD. See Operations Summary for
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