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Yesterday 09:23 AM
devil's slide i dont think rattlers are expanding their range. Ive seen rattlers in the Sierras my entire life. Some days you are just luckier or not as to whether you have an encounter.
07-11-2019 07:27 PM
timsresort
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Originally Posted by atvobsession View Post
I always thought that too. I have been on the Rubicon every year, since 1979. I had never seen, or heard (pre-internet) of anyone seeing one or getting bit...until Sept 2004, I almost got bit getting on my ATV at the Hairpin on Cadillac.



Then 2 years ago, we ran into a huge fatty on the slabs...and I know Edwin had one got under an airmattress or something on the RTF Property.

So 1979 to 2004...nothing. 2004 to 2019, personally saw 2 and heard of 2 more.
Been wondering about this. I agree- pre-about 10-12 years ago, never saw 'em. We always assumed too high. Then I have 2 close calls in the springs, with them cruising right through camp, one of them crawling up onto a jeep drivetrain once spotted. And, my question, if they are expanding in their territory, why have they not gone into the Tahoe basin? Or is that just a matter of time?
07-11-2019 05:06 PM
peesalot It was on the rock pile right across from Mark & Maria's cabin, bunch of kids playing, thankfully one of em spotted it before anything happened. I much prefer bears sniffing around than the snakes anytime.
07-11-2019 03:46 PM
devil's slide Toyota Rubithon last year. Rockpile across the trail from the helipad in the Springs. A bunch of kids doing an RC Crawler course. Definitely heard rattles coming from there. No Wraiths were bitten.
07-01-2019 06:07 PM
clb 017 Fwiw
My crew went thru last week, most on 37+ "
07-01-2019 05:15 PM
atvobsession
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Originally Posted by Rockcrawlintoy View Post
I honestly never worried about rattle snakes up there. Figured it was too cold most of the year.
I always thought that too. I have been on the Rubicon every year, since 1979. I had never seen, or heard (pre-internet) of anyone seeing one or getting bit...until Sept 2004, I almost got bit getting on my ATV at the Hairpin on Cadillac.



Then 2 years ago, we ran into a huge fatty on the slabs...and I know Edwin had one got under an airmattress or something on the RTF Property.

So 1979 to 2004...nothing. 2004 to 2019, personally saw 2 and heard of 2 more.
06-25-2019 04:13 PM
clb 017 Here's some more good thoughts headed out....


That said.....

I've never seen an honest politician.....
Um wait No strike that.
I've never seen a tornado when I was in tornado alley back when, don't mean they were not there.
Keep yer eyes open , mouth shut (=stereo off) walk lightly, and who knows what'll show up
06-25-2019 02:59 PM
jjeep71 I hope she recovers quickly. I have never seen a rattler up there.
I was at Barney Riley with flip flops on and almost stepped on one. Not very big snake, maybe 10 inches. It was near a spring we went to explore.
06-25-2019 01:50 PM
Rockcrawlintoy
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Originally Posted by samy crawler View Post
I see them every year. almost stepped on one in the springs 2 years ago
Now I know lol. I must live in blissful ignorance because I have only ever seen a rattler like 3-4 times in my life.
06-25-2019 01:45 PM
samy crawler
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Originally Posted by Rockcrawlintoy View Post
I honestly never worried about rattle snakes up there. Figured it was too cold most of the year.
I see them every year. almost stepped on one in the springs 2 years ago
06-25-2019 01:28 PM
Rockcrawlintoy I honestly never worried about rattle snakes up there. Figured it was too cold most of the year.
06-22-2019 05:45 PM
YotaAtieToo
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Originally Posted by jemarshall View Post
Ya, poor kid is a trooper. From the info I got it took an hour from buck back to loon, and then almost 2 hours to UCD. Was still in the hospital yesterday. I'm just getting up for nights and haven't looked for updates yet. Every time they give her another shot of anti venom, its another 24 hours before they can decide to release her or give her another shot. From what I got, itll be 6 ish months of no to little weight bearing on that leg. Snake never even rattled, hit her in the foot from under a rock as she was walking past it.
That's crazy, I've always worried about that with the kids, especially in the middle of nowhere.
06-22-2019 04:28 PM
jemarshall Ya, poor kid is a trooper. From the info I got it took an hour from buck back to loon, and then almost 2 hours to UCD. Was still in the hospital yesterday. I'm just getting up for nights and haven't looked for updates yet. Every time they give her another shot of anti venom, its another 24 hours before they can decide to release her or give her another shot. From what I got, itll be 6 ish months of no to little weight bearing on that leg. Snake never even rattled, hit her in the foot from under a rock as she was walking past it.
06-22-2019 09:34 AM
erictylers1 Saw the pic on FB damn that looks like it hurts.

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A buddies daughter got bit by a rattler at Buck this last weekend. He made it from buck back to Loon in an hour....
06-22-2019 08:02 AM
clb 017 Troll alert
06-21-2019 07:14 PM
[o]-IPV831-[o] Looks like it'll be perfect come september.
06-21-2019 06:46 AM
shellez That's horrible hope she is okay

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A buddies daughter got bit by a rattler at Buck this last weekend. He made it from buck back to Loon in an hour....
06-21-2019 05:24 AM
jemarshall A buddies daughter got bit by a rattler at Buck this last weekend. He made it from buck back to Loon in an hour....
06-20-2019 10:12 AM
Wilson I ran in to Richardson Lake last Friday. Still good drifts and mostly snow at that point. I saw on FB that a group of jk’s did make it all of the way through on Sunday. They reported 12 hrs to get from the bridge at buck to Tahoma
06-18-2019 03:41 PM
thefixxer
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Originally Posted by H8DWINGS View Post
Lots of snow? I'm planning on going with friends this weekend. 33s with a 4.5" lift on a Cherokee and a rear locker.
There is still a good amount of snow on the Tahoe side. Miller lake still had ice on it Saturday. Lots of deep snow holes to climb out of. 3 wheel drive will make it challenging. Winch recommended .
06-18-2019 02:18 PM
H8DWINGS
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Did a day trip today from loon to spider lake and back out, the trail was great. Looks like things are in full swing as there was a pretty steady flow of traffic along the trail.
Lots of snow? I'm planning on going with friends this weekend. 33s with a 4.5" lift on a Cherokee and a rear locker.
06-15-2019 08:47 PM
officer_friendly Did a day trip today from loon to spider lake and back out, the trail was great. Looks like things are in full swing as there was a pretty steady flow of traffic along the trail.
06-11-2019 10:03 AM
glaZe76 Was there with 6 other rigs this weekend. Loon Lake side, Camped at Ellis Creek. We pushed on through some pretty tough snow drifts from Ellis creek to Buck island but made it fine. We cleared the trail pretty good and its melting fast. Didn't go any further than Buck so have no idea what the rest of the trail looks like. Lots of water on the trail. With the warm weather I think most of the snow on the trail should be melted off by the weekend or close to it.
06-06-2019 10:33 AM
dirtyjed
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Originally Posted by Wilson View Post
Has anyone gone in from the Tahoe side? We’ll be camping in Tahoma next week and may want to take family members on quick runs on “the rubicon.”
SJscouter on here went in a week ago and it looked deep. Didn't look like he got to the lake and was pulling in his jk on 40's.
Goes by 1tontractor on ig
06-06-2019 09:16 AM
Wilson Has anyone gone in from the Tahoe side? We’ll be camping in Tahoma next week and may want to take family members on quick runs on “the rubicon.”
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