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post #16 of 213 Old 07-17-2013, 06:47 PM
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Count me in. I'm only an hour away.

I just ran the Rubicon last weekend.


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post #17 of 213 Old 07-17-2013, 07:00 PM
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Count me in. I'm only an hour away.

I just ran the Rubicon last weekend.
How long did it take you? Did you run the entire thing? Also can you describe the current trail conditions? There's a lot of mis leading info. floating around about how it's too easy now. Did you run little sluice?
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I'm in, but why in the middle of the time when I make all my Money to pay for this craziness.

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It's hard for me to get time of in August, but then there are always sick days.
Dusy and the environs are pretty cool to add to the Rubicon trip. Oh yeah do not let me lead the Rubicon trip, we would be done with the whole trip in less than 8 hours
If we could figure out when the stream at the start of Fordyce is fordable, I would love to do that one also. That's about the funnest trail in North Cali

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It's hard for me to get time of in August, but then there are always sick days.
Dusy and the environs are pretty cool to add to the Rubicon trip. Oh yeah do not let me lead the Rubicon trip, we would be done with the whole trip in less than 8 hours
If we could figure out when the stream at the start of Fordyce is fordable, I would love to do that one also. That's about the funnest trail in North Cali
The dates are flexible , I can go anytime over the summer .

Whats the ideal time to run the Rubicon ? What would work better for the majority ?

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It's hard for me to get time of in August, but then there are always sick days.
Dusy and the environs are pretty cool to add to the Rubicon trip. Oh yeah do not let me lead the Rubicon trip, we would be done with the whole trip in less than 8 hours
If we could figure out when the stream at the start of Fordyce is fordable, I would love to do that one also. That's about the funnest trail in North Cali
As far as Fordyce and the water level goes, I know they lower the level wayyy down for the Sierra Trek Cal4Wheel event. Not sure about the weeks prior or following though.
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How long did it take you? Did you run the entire thing? Also can you describe the current trail conditions? There's a lot of mis leading info. floating around about how it's too easy now. Did you run little sluice?
We started on the tahoe city side at about 8 am, then got to the AJC camp at 9 pm. From camp out if about 3 hours. So roughly 14 hours to do the trail. We didn't speed through, stopped for a bit at the damn and swam/lunch.

Honestly, the trail wasn't hard. I did it last year open front and rear on 35s. If you have at least the rear locked, you shouldn't have a problem.

Little sluice has way less large boulders than last year, must have been then they cleared up the trail a little. A geo tracker, linked with stock axles and maybe 33s made it. And she had a small child in the back.

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post #23 of 213 Old 07-18-2013, 06:45 AM
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Sub'd to keep tabs on this. would love to make it but that's a long way off still
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post #24 of 213 Old 07-18-2013, 07:13 AM
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Don't know if I can, but I want to follow this one. Always wanted to do the rubicon and my LJ is ready to hit some trails. ..... Also, never been to California.

I would probably ship my jeep out, fly out and drive back leisurely. 2000 miles each way from the house.

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post #25 of 213 Old 07-18-2013, 08:53 AM
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Its only about 50 miles from my house to the loon lake entrance :-)

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Honestly, the trail wasn't hard.
This makes me sad

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This makes me sad
Ditto. The more I hear this same thing from other people, the less interested I get in running the Rubicon & the more interested I get in running trails like the Dusy & Fordyce that Art mentioned.

I highly doubt I'll be able to make this trip, but going to follow along for ****s & grins.

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This makes me sad
I agree...but this one is about the experience for me, not the difficulty.

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post #29 of 213 Old 07-18-2013, 12:57 PM
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The scenic side of the trip was stunning as always. Huge overlooks and some awesome lakes.

Here's to the left of little sluice.



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post #30 of 213 Old 07-18-2013, 04:21 PM
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The trail is far easier than it used to be but the area is incredibly beautiful, I will be joining you guys for sure the trail is close to me. I would be game for doing Fordyce or Dusy Ershim on the same trip if there are peoples driving/flying out that want to do more than just the Rubicon, maybe it will attract more rigs. Personally I think Ershim has some of the most incredible scenery of any trail on the planet and it is the only jeep trail that runs through the wilderness and has some challenging terrain.

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