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Old 02-13-2017, 04:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Rubicon Trail on early or mid May

Hi. My name is Lucas. I am from Argentina.
This years, I will travel to usa to participate in the "Easter Jeep Safari 2017".
I will send my Land Rover Defender 90 by boat. From Argentina to USA.
Before returning to Argentina, I would like to drive on the Rubicon Trail.
The problem is that my available date is between April 20 and May 10 approx.
I fear there will be a lot of snow in the Rubicon on those dates.
Is it possible to go the Rubicon Trail at that time?

My vehicle is a Land Rover Defender 90, 35 "Tires, Beadlocks, Front and rear Lockers, Underdrive and Front and rear Winch.

The vehicle that accompanies me is an LR Discovery with similar characteristics.

It would be great to go to the Rubicon Trail with someone here!

I await your answers.

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Old 02-13-2017, 06:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You just never can tell but I will say we have had a lot of snow this year and it could stick around for some time especially on the Tahoe Side of the trail. It is not uncommon to still have snow on the trail in April and May. It is also not uncommon to see a storm come through over night and drop feet of snow. This past April we had a storm come in and drop around 14" over night.

Pic below is from April 1st of 2016.



This one is from this past Saturday. Very beginning of trail (Gravel Road).

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Old 02-14-2017, 07:20 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Curly, thanks for you reply.

Do you think it will be possible to go to the Rubicon trail during those days, even with some snow?

I have a lot of experience driving in Deep Snow but Snow + Rock are a bad combination ...


It would be possible to match witch a 4x4 group for go together?

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Curly, thanks for you reply.

Do you think it will be possible to go to the Rubicon trail during those days, even with some snow?

I have a lot of experience driving in Deep Snow but Snow + Rock are a bad combination ...


It would be possible to match witch a 4x4 group for go together?

Thanks.
Anything is possible but depending on your plans, the Tahoe side of the trail may still be very snow covered at that time but like I said, you never can tell.

There's a lot of local folks on this page so I'm sure someone will pipe in with some ideas about a group of sorts.
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Curly, thanks for reply.

It would be great to try the Rubicon Trail with local folks.


How can I contact them?

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Old 02-15-2017, 06:47 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Curly, thanks for reply.

It would be great to try the Rubicon Trail with local folks.


How can I contact them?

Thanks

Lucas
Not sure if you do the Facebook thing or not but heres the links to the FOTR page and The Rubicon Trail Foundation page. Lots of locals check those pages on a regular basis.

Take a look here:
https://www.facebook.com/Friends-of-...f=ts&ref=br_tf

and here:

https://www.facebook.com/RubiconTrai...ation/?fref=ts
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Old 02-16-2017, 06:22 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Yes I have facebook
I will look at those links. Thank you very much.

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Old 02-18-2017, 12:58 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I'm thinking July. I remember Rubithon around '09 or '10 that nobody had made it through the springs to Tahoma before the event. They were going to cancel or delay the run. We were told that we were on our own if we went up Cadillac. After observation it was 6+ feet in the shady areas with steep drops in the runoff areas. This was late June. Nowhere near the amount of snow we've had this year and it's not even close to being done.

I'm curious what the locals have to say.
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Recent pic of entrance to tahoma staging road. Note signs on right. Doug barr photo credit.
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I'm thinking July. I remember Rubithon around '09 or '10 that nobody had made it through the springs to Tahoma before the event. They were going to cancel or delay the run. We were told that we were on our own if we went up Cadillac. After observation it was 6+ feet in the shady areas with steep drops in the runoff areas. This was late June. Nowhere near the amount of snow we've had this year and it's not even close to being done.

I'm curious what the locals have to say.
I'll second the July thought. The key is how spring plays out. In 2011 we were still having storms May into June, and there was not access over the top until 4th of July. There is more snow this year, but a warm spring can make a big difference. My opinion is once these types of big winters get going, they don't want to stop, and it will be a cold and wet spring. Hey it's what everyone was praying for, right?
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