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post #1 of 6 Old 08-15-2019, 01:32 PM Thread Starter
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Jerry finally did the Rubicon Trail

The Rubicon Trail, how cool it was!! Just completed it Friday with a great bunch for a friend's post-wedding Bachelor Party. Poor Boy Racing and Kracker Fab race teams were represented and it was awesome wheeling with them. There were no whiners, no breakages, and no problems, just too much fun!!! It was perfect timing, we were between two humongous groups so we didn't see a lot of traffic on the trail. Two days moving, one day relaxing/swimming/drinking at Loon Lake. Bears hit the camp a couple hundred yards from us but none (thankfully) found our camp. Mojitos, some awesome campsite cooking, beers, and awesomely funny stories about KOH and other trails. TV celebrities Glen & Kimberly Plake from Truck Night in America cruised by, really fun couple! One pic with them in a group photo below. Some guy in a stock Chevy pickup with no spare parts/food/anything twisted his rear aluminum driveshaft in half, it was McGyered back together with a tree limb and lots of bolts lol. Overall it was lots of grins and laughs, what an experience. Another checkbox checked off!

I might post more pics later, I was limited to the below. The black TJ is mine.

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Helicopter.jpg   Josh Atteberry Crawling Up Ledge.jpg   Monday Sean Malone.jpg   Jerry on Bridge.jpg   Sign at Rubicon Springs.jpg  

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post #2 of 6 Old 08-15-2019, 03:05 PM
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we go about every June. I learned to wheel on the Con back in the 70s, in a cj2a. trail changed so much since then. hardly anyone on it then, just some snow. Jerry you ever ran the Dusy?. That is a fun trail too. bit longer too. we plan to be on the Duse in sept, its opening late this year do to snow.

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That's awesome, Jerry. Thanks for sharing the pictures and story. That Chevy sounded like an interesting project. Bucket-list trail for sure!

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post #5 of 6 Old 09-18-2019, 08:22 PM
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I seem to always forget about this part of the forum. Always looking in reginal only??

Anywho, good to see, Jerry, that you found out there is more to wheel in Ca. than just the hammers.

Like Doc said... plan a Dusy/Ershim trip next season. As in Docs thread... it is quite the trail!

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post #6 of 6 Old 09-20-2019, 12:25 PM
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Sounds like good times, Jerry.

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