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Unread 12-18-2010, 09:54 AM   #1
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Who is up for doing the Rubicon Trail this coming year?

I have always wanted to do the Rubicon Trail, but never took the necessary steps to make it happen. I am finally going to do it in 2011. I dont want to go on a Jamboree type event, just some Jeeps and a week in the wilderness.

I am shooting for May, but am flexible to maximize participation. I know its a few months out, but I figure further in advance the better.

Anyone with any prior experience please chime in with advice.

You guys up for it?

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Unread 12-18-2010, 10:42 AM   #2
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I think May is too early & it might still be closed for the winter.

Perhaps we could get together with some of the good folks who hangout in the Nor Cal Off Road thread & they could host a Rubi-Newbie Run? Just an idea.
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Unread 12-18-2010, 12:46 PM   #3
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I am down for it!! The whole route to Tahoe? Definitely!
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Unread 12-18-2010, 02:53 PM   #4
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I think May is too early & it might still be closed for the winter.

Perhaps we could get together with some of the good folks who hangout in the Nor Cal Off Road thread & they could host a Rubi-Newbie Run? Just an idea.
Good idea Joe.
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Unread 12-18-2010, 02:54 PM   #5
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I am down for it!! The whole route to Tahoe? Definitely!
Sure! I am up for whatever.
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Unread 12-18-2010, 03:35 PM   #6
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I'm game for a june run.... jeep should be ready by then
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Unread 12-18-2010, 06:31 PM   #7
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Never been. Always wanted to go. A full week would be tough to get away, but I'm up for a few days on the trail.
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Unread 12-18-2010, 10:58 PM   #8
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Throw some dates out there and lets see what we can do.
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Unread 12-19-2010, 03:35 PM   #9
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Im looking at late May to mid June. I was thinking about taking off for a week, but after some reading it loooks like we will need 4 days. 1 day (Thursday) driving up to the trail head, start the trail on Friday (camp over night), continue the trail Saturday (camp over night) and finish up Sunday with a long drive home from Tahoe. I will probably take that Monday off too, so its still five days for me.

Input?

Here is a link with some good info:

Rubicon Trail Foundation
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Unread 12-19-2010, 03:41 PM   #10
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I'm game for any time in June.

5 days would be a comfortable way to do it for sure.

I'd probably do an extra couple of days on my own for some climbing... gotta get on the vertical if I'm gonna drive all the way up there

I'd probably have to figure a towing situation out, not that I mind driving the Jeep all the way up there, but the chances of it not being driveable on the way back are a little too high.

hmmmmm food for thought....
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Unread 12-19-2010, 07:10 PM   #11
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Im looking at late May to mid June.
Still might have a chance of snow on the trail. In 2010 Fathers Day weekend still had snow on the Tahoe side.
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Unread 12-20-2010, 11:41 AM   #12
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Still might have a chance of snow on the trail. In 2010 Fathers Day weekend still had snow on the Tahoe side.

Would you recommend June/July time frame? I would love to be able to stop at one of the lakes on the trail and go for a swim.
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Unread 12-20-2010, 12:18 PM   #13
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I would love to be able to stop at one of the lakes on the trail and go for a swim.
Do you know how to swim?

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Unread 12-20-2010, 12:49 PM   #14
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Just looking at the weather and Mammoth is expecting 6-9 feet of snow from the ongoing storm. Over 6' measured at the base lodge already.
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Unread 12-20-2010, 12:55 PM   #15
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Would you recommend June/July time frame? I would love to be able to stop at one of the lakes on the trail and go for a swim.
For swimming I would wait till July. The run-off is cold. Just go before the first good rain in October.
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