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Old 03-15-2009, 12:37 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Easter Weekend Run ?

I am coming out from North Carolina and hitting up the Hammers and would like to wheel Fordyce Creek on Easter weekend . I don't know if the weather will prevent ? If so , does anybody wanna wheel and do ya got any info that would help me out . I got a CJ on 39 in Krawlers and my friend has a Dodge M37 on 39 in boggers . Thanks Jeremy .
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Old 03-16-2009, 07:45 AM   #2 (permalink)
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There will probably still be a bunch of snow and the only access will probably be at the Indian Springs trail head (instead on also having the Committee Road back way available.) It's hard to say as the snow condition and melt vary from year to year but I doubt you could run the whole trail in any event.
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Thanks for the tip . Does anybody else got some advice or wanna ride that weekend . If Fordyce is a no-go , I'm thinkin the rubicon . I would appreciate any posts with advice .

These will be the rigs we are running , if it makes any difference . We run Tellico and Harlan KY mostly .
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There's a lot of snow up there right now. We haven't run Fordyce or the Rubicon in a while. We're heading to the Hammers to get our rock crawling fix.
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There's a lot of snow up there right now. We haven't run Fordyce or the Rubicon in a while. We're heading to the Hammers to get our rock crawling fix.
I'm gonna be hitting the Hammers on good friday and then heading north . When are you hitting up the JV ?
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We will be there the week before you. We leave for home on Good Friday.

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There will probably still be a bunch of snow and the only access will probably be at the Indian Springs trail head (instead on also having the Committee Road back way available.) It's hard to say as the snow condition and melt vary from year to year but I doubt you could run the whole trail in any event.
Thanks ..... so you think running the rubicon is a better idea ?

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It all depends on conditions -- though Rubicon is open to travel year-round, there are times during the melt when the resource is saturated, and 'wheelers opt not to use the trail much.

It is tough to know when that will be, this far out.

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FWIW- Our club and friends will be at the Hammers on 4/8 through 4/12. We'll be camped in the north west corner of the Lake bed so stop by for a cold beverage
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You should be good to go run a good part of it. The snow is melting quick even though we just got another foot or more today. Rivers might be high with run off, its tough to say what the conditions will be.

Rubicon might be a better option but it to could be full of snow. You could always check in over at our local site in Reno which is just down the road and run some of the hard stuff we have www.therockgods.com

And enjoy the Hammers, was just out there for KOH. Best wheeling in CA hands down.
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You should be good to go run a good part of it. The snow is melting quick even though we just got another foot or more today. Rivers might be high with run off, its tough to say what the conditions will be.

Rubicon might be a better option but it to could be full of snow. You could always check in over at our local site in Reno which is just down the road and run some of the hard stuff we have www.therockgods.com

And enjoy the Hammers, was just out there for KOH. Best wheeling in CA hands down.
Thanks for the advice . I am thinking about the rubicon but it will be a gametime decision when we leave the hammers on good friday . I would love to wheel fordyce but is it worth going if you can't get across the creek ? I'm down for snow wheeling for sure .... but I don't want to sink the ship
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There's three creek crossings and no its not worth going if you cant get to committe crossing and loop around. Like I said check in on our local site as it gets closer. We always have some hard core runs going on with lots of trails in the area that arent going to be a problem with snow.
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Just stay at the hammers a few more days... It's as good as it gets, and you probably will not be able to run half the trails there in a week!!!

First big weekend at Rubicon is Memorial day! Fordyce will probably be snowed over still. Even last year in June, there was a ton of snow, mostly in the shade...
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What weekend is that this year?I never know. Suppose to be headed Hammers this weekend 4/3. After that I am free to hit the Con or Fordyce. I usually start hitting the Con in mid April regardless of conditions.
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What weekend is that this year?I never know. Suppose to be headed Hammers this weekend 4/3. After that I am free to hit the Con or Fordyce. I usually start hitting the Con in mid April regardless of conditions.
April 10th or 11th is when I plan to head up from the Hammers . I will be in JV on that wed and will decide what to do that friday . I'm just trying to make the most of the trip out west and hit up the best places . I don't know when I will ever get to do this again . I will check in closer to when I am leaving .Thanks for the advice and if anybody is down to ride....post up
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Well it also about 12 hours towing from the Hammers to Fordyce. That may help factor into your decision.
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That would be good time for Moab!!
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Well it also about 12 hours towing from the Hammers to Fordyce. That may help factor into your decision.
Not a problem..wheel all day and drive all night . My friend and I will just have to take turns driving and catching a little shut eye
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Not a problem..wheel all day and drive all night . My friend and I will just have to take turns driving and catching a little shut eye
Its only about 9hrs from the Hammers, we just got back from the hammers from KOH. FYI, I just went snowmobiling over Barker Pass and there is a good 5-6 feet of snow up there. Im thinking there is going to be a butt load of snow up there still in two weeks time.
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I will be there Friday and Saturday April 10, 11. Got another FOF guy on board (Dan) and maybe a couple other Cruiser guys.

Anyone else interested?

Tentative plan is to go in Friday and if we get far enough camp and then come out Saturday. Otherwise make it a day run Friday.
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Moon rocks 20 minutes north of Reno always a great place.................
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I ride snowmobiles this time of year when the Rubicon is full of snow. I just went last weekend at at 8,000 feet the snow is still several feet deep. No way to get through the Rubicon. Doubtful it will melt in the next 10 days and the forecast is for more snow the first of next week.

About a month ago I was on the upper side of Fordyce by Meadow Lake and again a ton of snow. It is melting fast but not fast enough for Easter Weekend.

Come back out in June and we will run the Rubicon.



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I ride snowmobiles this time of year when the Rubicon is full of snow. I just went last weekend at at 8,000 feet the snow is still several feet deep. No way to get through the Rubicon. Doubtful it will melt in the next 10 days and the forecast is for more snow the first of next week.

About a month ago I was on the upper side of Fordyce by Meadow Lake and again a ton of snow. It is melting fast but not fast enough for Easter Weekend.

Come back out in June and we will run the Rubicon.



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Thanks everybody for all the info . I was really hoping to try and run the Rubicon and or Fordyce . I will probably hit up moon rocks on the way up from So Cal or something . As far as coming back out later....well this was my only chance . I will be coming up to Nor Cal the day after Easter anyways . My family lives in Chico, Red Bluff and Redding .
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I will be there Friday and Saturday April 10, 11. Got another FOF guy on board (Dan) and maybe a couple other Cruiser guys.

Anyone else interested?

Tentative plan is to go in Friday and if we get far enough camp and then come out Saturday. Otherwise make it a day run Friday.
Small change of plans. We'll just be going in on Saturday morning for a day run. Meeting at the Indian Springs trail head area around 8am.
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where is the indian springs trail head, is that the elr entance, I might be able to make it. sat the 11th rite.
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