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Old 07-06-2017, 02:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Conditions in 3rd week of Sept

I turn 50 this year and would like to hit the Rubicon Trail to celebrate. Typically speaking, is the 3rd week of Sept decent enough weather to do so? Or should I really aim for earlier?

After that, I'll start searching for a group to join.

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Warm during the day and a little chill at night. But it can change fast. Prepare for warm and cold/wet weather. If this is your first time I wouldn't go alone.
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One of my favorite times of the year to hit the trail. Warm days and possibly very cold nights. I was there the last weekend of Sept a few years back. Average low 70's during the day but low 20's at night. Go prepared for any kind of weather. We got hit with rain, sleet and snow the first night.
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The annual Rubicon Scramble is on trail 9/21-24. We have Dirty Dozen reserved and ur welcome to join the fun. Some headed in via Loon/WWS but the main group, likely 20+ headed down into RS via Tahoma.

If possible, get a ham radio and tune into the Spider repeater to say hey. Also helps to give a shout from top or bottom of Caddy (or big sluice) to see if there is a train coming the other way. Reliable trail communication is a priceless tool for ur rig.

This run is same w/e every year. Expect chilly nights (we've even had rain/snow, so be prepared) and warm, comfortable days. Skeeters tend to be laid down by then but last two years or so the meat bees are a real pest. We bring a screened room for comfort and buy or make some yellow jacket traps.

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Went last year at that time- gorgeous weather. It did rain and snow on us as well one night. I'll be there again this year around the same time for a mid-week run.

Best advice is about the meat bees, they were ridiculous last year.

Worst part is that fire season is usually in effect then, so be cognizant of that. Camp-propane stoves were good to go though.
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Worst part is that fire season is usually in effect then, so be cognizant of that. Camp-propane stoves were good to go though.
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Froze my butt off the whole weekend and we couldn't have a fire. The restrictions were lifted the next weekend. Make sure you get a fire permit, needed for propane.
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The annual Rubicon Scramble is on trail 9/21-24. We have Dirty Dozen reserved and ur welcome to join the fun. Some headed in via Loon/WWS but the main group, likely 20+ headed down into RS via Tahoma.

If possible, get a ham radio and tune into the Spider repeater to say hey. Also helps to give a shout from top or bottom of Caddy (or big sluice) to see if there is a train coming the other way. Reliable trail communication is a priceless tool for ur rig.

This run is same w/e every year. Expect chilly nights (we've even had rain/snow, so be prepared) and warm, comfortable days. Skeeters tend to be laid down by then but last two years or so the meat bees are a real pest. We bring a screened room for comfort and buy or make some yellow jacket traps.

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Thanks - I'm very curious now...

I did a little searching and didn't find a ton of details. It *seems* as though it's a yearly run for people who already know the trail well and who may pop in/out during the multi-day event. For *me*, I've never done the trail so was hoping to attach to a group where I could tag along and benefit from their experience/spotting/etc. Do you think it's a good fit for me - perhaps with camping 2-3 nights?

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Thanks - I'm very curious now...

I did a little searching and didn't find a ton of details. It *seems* as though it's a yearly run for people who already know the trail well and who may pop in/out during the multi-day event. For *me*, I've never done the trail so was hoping to attach to a group where I could tag along and benefit from their experience/spotting/etc. Do you think it's a good fit for me - perhaps with camping 2-3 nights?

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Hi, I was suppose to do the Rubicon this month, but the group fell apart. I really want to go. I will get a HAM and i am not a leach, so I am happy to contribute. Campsite is not a big deal if there is no room. I just dont want to go alone for my first time. My rig has been tested on some of the hardest trails WA, has to offer. Walker Valley, Manastash ridge trails, Naches and others. it has been a great trail rig. If you guys have room for the Scramble please let me know. If it helps, i support your community every so often by going up to Tahoe and Heavenly. Hows that for brown nosing?

@Redfist: Happy birthday. I turn 50 this weekend.

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Hi, I was suppose to do the Rubicon this month, but the group fell apart. I really want to go. I will get a HAM and i am not a leach, so I am happy to contribute. Campsite is not a big deal if there is no room. I just dont want to go alone for my first time. My rig has been tested on some of the hardest trails WA, has to offer. Walker Valley, Manastash ridge trails, Naches and others. it has been a great trail rig. If you guys have room for the Scramble please let me know. If it helps, i support your community every so often by going up to Tahoe and Heavenly. Hows that for brown nosing?

@Redfist: Happy birthday. I turn 50 this weekend.

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Marlin Round up is the weekend of the 15th. Last I heard there is at least 180 rigs going in. Camping at the springs. But spots along the way are always open. Not sure if you are counting this to be the third weekend with the first on a Friday. Always good to go when you know people are going to be there for sure when rollin solo in my opinion.
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Marlin Round-Up is going in Loon on the 15th- making a through run, or back out to Loon (and what day, Sunday?)

Just wondering- I'm planning on heading in Sunday and am trying to make a plan.
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Marlin Round-Up is going in Loon on the 15th- making a through run, or back out to Loon (and what day, Sunday?)

Just wondering- I'm planning on heading in Sunday and am trying to make a plan.
There is no set plan. I would say most go out Tahoe, but some definitely turn around go back Loon.
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Marlin Round-Up is going in Loon on the 15th- making a through run, or back out to Loon (and what day, Sunday?)

Just wondering- I'm planning on heading in Sunday and am trying to make a plan.
If you don't want to sit for hours waiting for outbound traffic, head in from Loon.
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Just stay until Monday and cruise right on out. Cadillac can be a shitshow all day if things go wrong.
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I turn 50 this year and would like to hit the Rubicon Trail to celebrate. Typically speaking, is the 3rd week of Sept decent enough weather to do so? Or should I really aim for earlier?

After that, I'll start searching for a group to join.

2015 JKUR, 2.5" lift, 35" tires, 4.88 gears, etc.

Thanks!
a small group of us went in from Tahoe and camped at the springs last week......sept 5-7. rained partially first day, other than that was actually quite nice. the second day we headed out to do old sluice, visit our friends memorial plaque just off the top of the old sluice on the slabs. it rained almost all day and pretty much all night. for the most part, even getting soaked and the buggies covered in mud.......we still had a great time on our yearly trip. how bad could it be......rubicon is worth whatever is thrown at you! lucky the 3rd day was not rainy and Cadillac hill was not as wet and muddy as I figured it would be. but as usual.......that is one hill I have a lot of respect for. we are from socal and envy you local wheelers!! but then again.....we do day trips to the hammers being only 90 miles from the house. LOL
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If you don't want to sit for hours waiting for outbound traffic, head in from Loon.
That's my plan- Head in from Loon on Sunday about 10-11ish, and head out Tahoe on Tuesday. Looking to make Spider/Buck Island first day, the springs/bottom of Cadillac 2nd day and then out.

Nice and easy, no hurries or worries.
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That should be fine.

And there are NO mosquitoes and NO meat bees this year to speak of.

In truth, I've seen a few mosquitoes early in the year, none lately. No bees though, not a one.
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And there are NO mosquitoes and NO meat bees this year to speak of.

In truth, I've seen a few mosquitoes early in the year, none lately. No bees though, not a one.

Best news I've heard thus far...

Should be a unique trip, considering the tornado warning at Tahoe the afternoon of the 13th..
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