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Old 07-01-2017, 03:37 AM   #151 (permalink)
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So, Rubithon? I remember '09 or 10 that there was so much snow that there would be no support up Cadillac. Well, we did it and there was deep snow, after observation. Keep in mind this was during the normal date in mid June.

This year has definitely had more water. I'm just generally curious about the water crossings, trees down, and what to expect. Looks like people have made it through already, with carnage.

Looking forward to the trail reports.
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Old 07-01-2017, 10:34 AM   #152 (permalink)
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it was probably the 2010/2011 winter as that was the last time we got a whole bunch of snow fall
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How are the water holes currently? Things dry up some?
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Old 07-03-2017, 04:53 PM   #154 (permalink)
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Some say it was a little busy this weekend ? Any news ?
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anyone been in the Old Sluice?
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Not as busy as I thought it would of been
Old sluice is clear with a puddle or two
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So, is the water still 4 foot deep at Buck?
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anyone been in the Old Sluice?
I just went down it. It's fairly dry. Definitely a challenge.
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So, is the water still 4 foot deep at Buck?
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Old 07-05-2017, 08:59 PM   #161 (permalink)
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Negative 8" max at buck
Thanks for the update. Has anyone been between the Springs and the cemetery?
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From the Auburn Jeep Clubs website today:

Hi folks!

We just received word form Rubicon Springs that the water crossings near the graves at the bottom of Cadillac Hill is NOT PASSABLE. We have been asked by RTF and the Springs to not bring a group through that area. The water is over 40" deep and rising with the warm weather. Rigs are getting stuck in the deep water, and winching is the only way out.
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We just received word form Rubicon Springs that the water crossings near the graves at the bottom of Cadillac Hill is NOT PASSABLE. We have been asked by RTF and the Springs to not bring a group through that area. The water is over 40" deep and rising with the warm weather. Rigs are getting stuck in the deep water, and winching is the only way out.
Rubithon next weekend. I wonder how that will be affected?
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Old 07-07-2017, 02:04 AM   #164 (permalink)
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Rubithon next weekend. I wonder how that will be affected?
I know most of the supplies typically come down Cadillac. Albeit in a Unimog. Food, ice, raffle prizes... As of now, it looks like it's Loon all the way.

I'm very surprised how little information is out there about Rubithon.

Even the thread on Mud is dead...
https://forum.ih8mud.com/threads/29t....961775/page-6

Gonna be some epic traffic jambs. I'm already planning on taking Monday off.
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Just got back from the Midnighter. Went in on Friday morning, we were told the same info at the spillway regarding the high water, etc. It could not have been further from the truth for this weekend. All the water crossings were at normal low levels. Buck was a foot down from the spillway. The creeks between main camp and Cadillac were at normal low levels as well.
There were 2 very nicely constructed bridges at the mud pits. That area did look like a mess still if you got off the trail at all. There was pink streamers blocking and guiding you through the best coarse of action.
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Just got back from the Midnighter. Went in on Friday morning, we were told the same info at the spillway regarding the high water, etc. It could not have been further from the truth for this weekend. All the water crossings were at normal low levels. Buck was a foot down from the spillway. The creeks between main camp and Cadillac were at normal low levels as well.
There were 2 very nicely constructed bridges at the mud pits. That area did look like a mess still if you got off the trail at all. There was pink streamers blocking and guiding you through the best coarse of action.
Thanks for posting confirmation, as that is my understanding as to what was to happen this past weekend. Last chat with resqme was that Mark was creating a go-around for the mud holes. Sounds like that has been successful. I'm going in tomorrow--hopefully will have pics to share Thursday night or Friday.
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Starting to think we need to add a Soup Bowl Traffic report to the trail conditions! Yes that is a fun obstacle and a great area to watch people abuse their rigs, but damn is it getting congested around it. Both times that I have been up there within the last month it has gotten to be almost a two hour wait just to pass by it on Saturday! Starting to think we need a designated fire lane or passing lane for people trying to do the trail or get farther back into the trail!
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Starting to think we need to add a Soup Bowl Traffic report to the trail conditions! Yes that is a fun obstacle and a great area to watch people abuse their rigs, but damn is it getting congested around it. Both times that I have been up there within the last month it has gotten to be almost a two hour wait just to pass by it on Saturday! Starting to think we need a designated fire lane or passing lane for people trying to do the trail or get farther back into the trail!
I wish more people would park east of soup bowl and watch rather than all parking west and clogging that entire spot. Seems to never be the case however
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Indeed. Pull over to watch or get in the queue. What happened to never block the trail?
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Old 07-13-2017, 02:56 PM   #171 (permalink)
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Indeed. Pull over to watch or get in the queue. What happened to never block the trail?
This needs to get through to AJC
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Old 07-15-2017, 04:35 PM   #172 (permalink)
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This needs to get through to AJC
This is still a VERY SORE subject amongst a few in my group. A few years back on one of our annual trips, AJC was bringing in their group from loon at the intertie. Some folks from my group were coming in from WWS, and happens to meet the AJC caravan where the trail intersects. AJC essentially blocked the intertie to all other traffic while they led dozens of rigs the couple hundred feet to their private property turn off. How hard would it have been to let the three or four rigs from my filter in and continue on to Ellis.
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Anyone go up this past weekend? I was supposed to go with a group but natural disaster hit home with all of these fires so I had to stay to work OT. I'm hoping weather holds out and we will still get to go this year but I'm not holding my breath.
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Any updates from this past weekend? I'm heading up this weekend to run the whole trail. Gotta break in these new springs right!
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I saw a photo on FB from a friend at Ellis....there was an inch or so. Not as much as was expected me thinks.
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