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Old 02-06-2018, 04:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Group Rescued on Rubicon

Group of 7....obviously not prepared.

Group missing on Tahoe's Rubicon Trail found safe
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Old 02-06-2018, 06:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Allready???
Yikes on flat ground also(staging to miller is purty flat"no")
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Old 02-07-2018, 01:43 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Yikes on flat ground also(staging to miller is purty flat"no")
Relatively.....but it's icy. Last year, a young couple (ie: young guy with testosterone) came out from Miami....rented a Yukon from Hertz...and he "went to see the Rubicon". We were on Miller Lake..ice fishing and BBQ'ing tri tip, when we see this young woman, waving us over. So, using our best Robert Dinero...how ya doin'? She tells us...we're stuck can you help? We take her back to the Yukon, simply stuck in a dip that was icy. He couldn't go forward or backward. Since, we only had a RZR and Quad winch....we decided to simply, turn him around 180 degrees in his little dip.

So yeah..unprepared, in an inadequate rig...just a little snow and ice and you're toast.
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The old saw " momentum is yer friend" applies here.
Moral of story don't park in the low spot.
Good on you guys for helpin out
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To be honest, this shit is getting really old. I'm usually the first to help out but boy howdy, this crap is happening way too often.

Two groups in a short two week period have been stuck on the Loon lake side. The most recent being a couple in a JK. No gear, no smarts, spent the night close to hot rock area. Managed to walk out to cell signal and called the Forest Service who in turn called a Tow Company. The rescuers (I talked to first hand) found the couple arguing about divorce. The rescuer checked tire pressures. Fronts at 52lbs rears at 42lbs. He aired down tires and drove said JK straight out, no issues. The rig had expensive light bar but no winch. The cost of said "Air Down Service"? $2500.00. While I would not have charged them, I am not running a business and I say good on the tow company.

We've all made mistakes over the years but for Gods sake this shit is getting ridiculous. There has been talk of putting a sign at Kiosk during the winter months but I cant help but get a sinking feeling when contemplating this idea. Has it really come to this? We need signs for freaking everything telling folks not to be dumb.I really don't think it would help anyway.

People are dumb!!!
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Thats an expensive lesson on airing down! I'd also bet no club or association members either.
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To be honest, this shit is getting really old. I'm usually the first to help out but boy howdy, this crap is happening way too often.

Two groups in a short two week period have been stuck on the Loon lake side. The most recent being a couple in a JK. No gear, no smarts, spent the night close to hot rock area. Managed to walk out to cell signal and called the Forest Service who in turn called a Tow Company. The rescuers (I talked to first hand) found the couple arguing about divorce. The rescuer checked tire pressures. Fronts at 52lbs rears at 42lbs. He aired down tires and drove said JK straight out, no issues. The rig had expensive light bar but no winch. The cost of said "Air Down Service"? $2500.00. While I would not have charged them, I am not running a business and I say good on the tow company.

We've all made mistakes over the years but for Gods sake this shit is getting ridiculous. There has been talk of putting a sign at Kiosk during the winter months but I cant help but get a sinking feeling when contemplating this idea. Has it really come to this? We need signs for freaking everything telling folks not to be dumb.I really don't think it would help anyway.

People are dumb!!!
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Here is a picture of their vehicle which is still up there.
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. The cost of said "Air Down Service"? $2500.00. :


Maybe I should do off road recovery for retirement supplemental income !!!
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Cost of a good education????
PRICELESS!!!!


Wanna bet the tires on the gm are street m.s. rated at best?
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Turns out that more than one of this group of twelve youngsters ended up having outstanding warrants!! I bet when mommy called to report missing children, she wasn't aware of this. Sometimes the universe has a way of evening things out.
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Went through last weekend, truck still there. It has the rear axle frozen in muddy ice up to frame rails. We decided we would do more damage than good trying to at least get it out of the middle of the trail.
Our objective was to stop people from going off trail to get around it but it's frozen in real well.
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And here I was thinking we wouldn't have a vehicle stuck on the Rubicon throughout the winter yet again.
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To be honest, this shit is getting really old. I'm usually the first to help out but boy howdy, this crap is happening way too often.

Two groups in a short two week period have been stuck on the Loon lake side. The most recent being a couple in a JK. No gear, no smarts, spent the night close to hot rock area. Managed to walk out to cell signal and called the Forest Service who in turn called a Tow Company. The rescuers (I talked to first hand) found the couple arguing about divorce. The rescuer checked tire pressures. Fronts at 52lbs rears at 42lbs. He aired down tires and drove said JK straight out, no issues. The rig had expensive light bar but no winch. The cost of said "Air Down Service"? $2500.00. While I would not have charged them, I am not running a business and I say good on the tow company.

We've all made mistakes over the years but for Gods sake this shit is getting ridiculous. There has been talk of putting a sign at Kiosk during the winter months but I cant help but get a sinking feeling when contemplating this idea. Has it really come to this? We need signs for freaking everything telling folks not to be dumb.I really don't think it would help anyway.

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Sounds like a good contestant for the Darwin Awards ........
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hopefully those stupid fucks get a huge ticket for abandoning a vehicle in the national forest.
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Went through last weekend, truck still there. in the middle of the trail.
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I assume the truck is still there? I'm planning a Rubicon Snow Run the middle of April. Where is the truck(s) location on the trail? So I can try to avoid driving over the top of it!!!
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I assume the truck is still there? I'm planning a Rubicon Snow Run the middle of April. Where is the truck(s) location on the trail? So I can try to avoid driving over the top of it!!!
May not be much snow left in mid april. I'm headed in tahoe side today I'll see if I can get around and or drag this thing out of the way.
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I'm headed in tahoe side today I'll see if I can get around and or drag this thing out of the way.

Cruzila & I may decide to go in the Tahoe side depending on snow/ slush conditions. Please give us an update or PM me. Much thanks. Toyrocs
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I assume the truck is still there? I'm planning a Rubicon Snow Run the middle of April. Where is the truck(s) location on the trail? So I can try to avoid driving over the top of it!!!
Right past miller, in the middle of the trail, but you CAN get around it, I have since heard it is still there, as it was way frozen into the mud.
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The gmc is definetly still there gonna be a while before the snow melts enough to get it out. I'd be willing to help get this rig out once it makes sense. Anyone know the owner?
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Can someone get the license plate off this truck. I will work on getting it off the trail, but I need to run the plate to find out who owns it.
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We extricated the truck, and it is now safely off to the side of the trail in a clearing until conditions improve further and the owners can safely recover. Upon freeing it from the hole, the front axle drive wasn't working and conditions would have made it very difficult to fully remove.

I reached the owners thru PCSD and they were on hand during the recovery, please continue the good faith that has been shown thus far and leave it be

The Lake Tahoe Hi-Los were a major player in the recovery and Vicky Sanders of El Dorado County was a great help in reaching the right authorities ahead of time. Happy trails all!
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