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Unread 04-29-2015, 11:02 PM   #1
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For those that have done the Dusy

I want to do the Dusy but only have a weekend, is it possibly to do the entire trail should I only do a portion of the trail. I don't want to rush it and risk a breakdown so I have no problem doing a portion. I could arrive mid day on Friday but would need to be back in the Bay Area by Sunday evening, is this possible ?

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Unread 05-08-2015, 03:06 PM   #2
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Possible, but not advisable. Unless you like hauling *** through trails, might be your thing, dunno. Will you have other rigs with you? It's not advisable to go by yourself, especially if you're new to the trail. It's a WHOLE lot of tail. I've rode with people on a pace that would put us through the trail in two days, it's pretty hard on the body getting tossed back and forth like that.

The most I've done in a day in my rig is 14 miles. The thing to do might be to go and see what happens. If you're not making the pace needed to get through, turn around. It's so much trail that it's common to make plans as you go.
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If you have a capable built rig it can be done in 2 days if you move at a quick pace. Certainly not my thing.
That is NOT counting getting there. Extra gas is needed to do the whole trail.
On the other hand... you can do the north route and just go to Ershim and back. Or take the south route and just go to Thomson lake and back. The trail is 33 miles one way!
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If you were to pick one north or south which would you choose ?
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Unread 05-10-2015, 09:39 AM   #5
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If you were to pick one north or south which would you choose ?
Tough choice. Both are very challenging and both have different scenery and obstacle's. But I do believe north to Ershim can be done faster than the other way... so I'd choose that one. If fact, if I can get a couple of my Jeep buddy's to join, I may do that later in the summer.
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If you were to pick one north or south which would you choose ?
They're both worth doing. So the question is which one first, toss a coin. I've done it both directions, the difficulty isn't much different one way versus the other way. One thing to consider if you go during peak usage times is going against the flow you could have long waits for rigs to pass, more rigs start at Courtright.
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Tough choice. Both are very challenging and both have different scenery and obstacle's. But I do believe north to Ershim can be done faster than the other way... so I'd choose that one. If fact, if I can get a couple of my Jeep buddy's to join, I may do that later in the summer.
Hi Rock and Ed

you know after we ran the Dusy last year was thinking might not be back too soon but after weighing were in the heck we going to spend our vacation...been on the Rubicon more times than i could ever count,
So we are thinking either Run the Dusy from the north to Ershiem and go back or the whole way but as i think that section is the best of and might be harder going in would be very fun then the next day go to swap, never been there, or one of the other trails i hear is all good too.

So second week of Aug. would run North section of Dusy spend a night at the lake then run Swamp., figure 4 days about. Anyway not to High jack ill make post in the Az section see if anyone wants to play in the Dinky area with me.

Oh and No i would not run the Dusy in two a Day we took three days. its only open from Aug to the end of Oct.
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Hi Rock and Ed

So second week of Aug. would run North section of Dusy spend a night at the lake then run Swamp., figure 4 days about. Anyway not to High jack ill make post in the Az section see if anyone wants to play in the Dinky area with me.
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Sounds like fun. Swamp is a great trail.
But I usually only have a 2 day weekends off. I'll keep an eye on the Az section... maybe at the least hook up and say 'hey'. We'll see.
Right now my Jeepy brokey. http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/y...olumn-3187217/ and hav'nt had any time to work on it let alone find parts...
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Anyone know of a area you can leave a tow vehicle in the north end area that would be safe ??
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Anyone know of a area you can leave a tow vehicle in the north end area that would be safe ??
depends on where u want to leave it. I've seen lots of guys leave their rigs off the trail where ever they can find a flat spot on Kaiser pass. as long as you don't mind pulling it up the nice ONE lane road to get there.
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depends on where u want to leave it. I've seen lots of guys leave their rigs off the trail where ever they can find a flat spot on Kaiser pass. as long as you don't mind pulling it up the nice ONE lane road to get there.
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I've also seen 2-3 tow rigs at the top of Kaiser Pass, where you leave the pavement. That's about all that will fit there, is your rig street legal?
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If your rig is street legal you could probably leave your tow setup off the old spur road by the gate on the bottom of the pass (by where the two lane road ends). It would be a little less visible that way.
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If your rig is street legal you could probably leave your tow setup off the old spur road by the gate on the bottom of the pass (by where the two lane road ends). It would be a little less visible that way.
that is also a possibility
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