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Old 01-11-2004, 09:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Winter Rubicon Trip?

Anyone planing a trip wheeling the Rubicon soon? Is it possable? Is it safe? WHATS the DEAL?

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Old 01-11-2004, 10:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
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to make a blanket statement: if you need to ask, you should probably stay away. Search and rescue was called in just a week or so ago to rescue some folks that got in over their heads. It can be really easy to do in winter. Ol' ma nature don't mess around.
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Old 01-13-2004, 12:15 PM   #3 (permalink)
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to make a blanket statement: if you need to ask, you should probably stay away. Search and rescue was called in just a week or so ago to rescue some folks that got in over their heads. It can be really easy to do in winter. Ol' ma nature don't mess around.
lets here more about this rescue was it someone up there wheeling unprepared and got stuck?
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Old 01-20-2004, 07:52 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I believe he is talking about the guy that broke a couple of axles, late in the day, fixed them then waited until morning to try and drive back out. More snow fell, harder to get out, used more fuel than expected and called in on an FM radio. S&R got him out, a friend took him back in with 5 gallons and he drove it out. This happened at the cattle guard above Uncle Tom's cabin.

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We went up after the OTHER truck that was up there last Saturday. Got it out about noon and decided to presson to Ice House. We almost had to be rescued too I broke some studs and the welder failed trying to drill them. We turned around and limped back to Georgetown about 10:30 PM.
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Old 01-28-2004, 08:58 AM   #7 (permalink)
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It got deep quick and the crust was nasty. Sugar under a 4 " thick crust.
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damn that truck was buried. glad you guys made it out ok I cant wait to move back up north for some runs like that.
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The snow last weekend was bad. We were up at Iron Mountain and once you broke through that crust on top you weren't going anywhere.....good job getting that truck out of there Cruzilla.
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Good pics, man that snow is deep.

Some snow wheelin points:
*Dont go alone
*Tell someone you trip route and stick to it, also inform them of when you plan on returning.
*Prepare for the worst, this includes warm clothes(many layers), food for at least a few days, a saw and waterproof matches, and as many spare parts as you can bring.
*Basic survival knowlege is a must.

Also, as Aggro pointed out, if you have to ask, its not a good idea and its easy to get in over your head.
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Also, as Aggro pointed out, if you have to ask, its not a good idea and its easy to get in over your head.
Ask what?? I want to go but don't know what to bring. Do I need a shovel?

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For you a plastic kiddie shovel would work
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Sweet. You mean one of the ones for making sand castles right?
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Ya better take the bucket that goes with the shovel, it makes a good beer mug in a pinch.
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