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Michigan Bluff

Michigan Bluff is a key checkpoint for both events. The whole town (such as it is) becomes an Aid Station on the day of the Run.

As of 2007, the Ride no longer uses downtown Michigan Bluff for its Vet Check. It now uses a location called Chicken Hawk, located about a mile down trail, where the course makes a sharp turn to the west and departs the graded roadway. Chicken Hawk is best reached by taking the graded road to the right at the top of the ridge, about 100yds beyond the last hairpin turn on the way toward Michigan Bluff.

The town is accessible by a paved road that branches off to the south (Right) from the Foresthill Divide Road, a few miles north of Foresthill. The road makes several sharp turns and is quite steep in places. Parking in Michigan Bluff is very limited. Carpooling is suggested.

Runner progress is also reported to NCS via an Internet connection at this location.

Michigan Bluff and Chicken Hawk requires 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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