Pirate 4x4

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I have been riding here since the early 1990s.  First in a Jeep CJ7 that was never complete.  I was always looking for something new to make the trail easier or more comfortable. Then in 1998 I bought a Jeep TJ.  The new Jeep with a lift kit and 33 inch tires was more capable than my 1977 CJ7 that had thousands invested to make it more trail worthy. But I still added a long list of goodies to the new TJ. Something about the trail has always captured my intrigue and made me want to build vehicles capable of taking on the trail without lots of damage.

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GEORGETOWN, CA    JULY 29, 2012  –  The 60th Jeepers Jamboree has been extended due to a fire on the exit path of the Rubicon Trail.  The Forest Service has been diligently containing the fire, and Jeepers Jamboree guests have been asked to stay in Rubicon Springs and enjoy another day of relaxation.  “We have had a wonderful 60th celebration this weekend,” said Dan DeWolf. Read the rest of this entry »


Volunteer Coalition and Non-Profit Reflect After County Board of Supervisors Vote

Placerville, CA January 26, 2010: El Dorado County Board of Supervisors voted to formalize the alignment of the world-famous Rubicon Trail. This decision includes a handful of important bypasses around some of the more difficult sections of trail, providing trail users the option of taking a less difficult route around the toughest segments of trail. In a meeting which lasted well into the night, the Board of Supervisors heard arguments from county residents, off-highway vehicle enthusiasts, environmental activists, the U.S. Forest Service, and the State Parks OHV Division about how to best define the trail which winds through the scenic Sierra Nevada west of Lake Tahoe. Read the rest of this entry »


Placerville, CA January 20, 2010 – DOT Staff has recommended that the Rubicon Trail in El Dorado County be defined in order to comply with a cleanup and abatement order written by the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board in 2009. Read the rest of this entry »