- This event has passed.
Folks, May 21 is the date. We have 7 aid stations, plus one monitoring only station, for a total of 8. Three of those require hiking in, two of those are fairly serious hikes.
The monitoring station is at the bottom of Guaje Canyon and is there solely to call for help in the event a runner is injured. That’s pretty much a solo station from early morning through late afternoon. It’s accessible by dropping down the switchbacks behind Guaje Aid Station. I’ll be planting a cross-band repeater at the head of Guaje Canyon to enable radio comms out of that slot canyon.
The other two hiker stations are Guaje Aid Station, which is a short hike in and out, and Pipeline, which is accessible from Camp May. You can start early the same morning and be set up in time, or some people prefer to hike in the day before and camp overnight. I’ve also seen others driving pipeline road the day before, but you need a serious 4WD you don’t mind scratching the paint on for that road.
The rest are drive up and either park right on it, or a short walk in.
Maps and locations for the Aid Stations are available at the JMTR Blog page.
Now’s the time to commit. Please let me know if you either:
Have a specific station you’d like to man
are to any assignment
looking for a car-only assignment
looking for a hiking assignment
Let me know…
John Zoltai KF5REI
Radio Comms Coordinator, JMTR