I spent the day in Evergreen helping with the Dirty 30 communications dry run. We set up the comms trailer, all 5 aid stations and checkpoints, and the network center point at City Lights Ridge. This is a critical day every year to make sure we have everything connected and ready to deploy the day before the race. A couple of the sites have to be hiked into the mountains, so making sure all of the gear is present and working is incredibly important.
I focused on City Lights Ridge since I’m going to be stationed there again during the race. It’s not the most complex site, but because it’s the network’s central point, it talks to pretty much all of the other sites. It needs to be set up early and run smoothly. Hopefully the work I did today will ensure success at the race.