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Unread 12-24-2011, 06:14 PM   #1
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Hitting up Rubicon this Summer

I apologize in advance, I'm sure you've seen these before, but I haven't seen a recent thread on the Rubicon on this subforum. So thanks in advance for not flaming..

Me and a few buddies of mine are wanting to hit up the Rubicon this summer. I do know that Jeepers Jamboree does offer a trail guiding service, but don't have the desire to pay ~$700 per rig to get us through it.

Is there a good map for reference? I know Sidekick offroad makes one, but would like a good map and/or guidebook to get us through it.

When is about the earliest that it can be ran? June/July?



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Unread 12-24-2011, 07:21 PM   #2
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Search these threads. I would say 99% of your answers are there.

http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=29

http://rubicontrail.org/

There is a map on Pirate some where that is really good. I will look for it.

If you want to wait till there is hardly any snow then you are going to have to wait to see what mother nature does. It really depends on the amount of snow.

The paved road (off of Ice House Road) into the Rubicon was not completely cleared till Father's Day weekend this year.

Hope this helps. If you have anymore questions just ask.


More links:
http://www.rubicon4x4.com/rubicon-area-information.php
http://www.rubicontrail.com/
http://www.rubicon-trail.com/Rubicon/index.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rubicon_Trail
http://www.californiajeeper.com/rubicon/trail.htm
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Unread 12-24-2011, 10:31 PM   #3
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I've done the Rubicon five times, always in late June. We do this to avoid the crowds and mosquitoes. It does depend on how much snow has fallen in the winter. Only once, in 2004, did we encounter a lot of snow and ice.

And we always leave SoCal on a Wednesday, spend the night somewhere around Merced or Modesto. Finish the drive to Loon Lake Thursday morning, and enter the trail around noon. Camp Thursday and Friday nights on the trail. Exit the trail Saturday afternoon. Spend the night in Lake Tahoe, then drive home on Sunday.
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Unread 01-28-2012, 01:23 AM   #4
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im originally from georgetown, and one of my buddies from high school just went through a few weeks ago. before the recent storm that came through last week, there was no snow up there. unless the weather changes drastically for the rest of the winter you should be able to run it pretty early. memorial day weekend has always been the big "opening" weekend for it.
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Unread 01-28-2012, 03:34 AM   #5
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When are you planning on going TuffJeeper? June?
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I'll be running it June 25,26, & 27th. (m-w).
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