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Click Here for a calendar of Rubicon Events

It's that time of year, to prepare for 2012!

If you all could follow some simple rules...it will really help me and most importantly everyone else.

Name of group
Date: Start to End (ie: 7/10-14)
How many rigs...(A guess or range is fine!)
Where/direction (ie: Loon to Springs and back or Tahoe to Loon)


PLEASE NOTE!
There are 2 events that the trail is closed.

1) The Jeepers Jamboree in July. On the website, click the 4 Day or 3 day link to see those July dates.

2) The JEEP Jamboree in August. Just below the 3 Day Link, is the Jeep Jamboree link. Click that to see the August dates.

All other smaller Jeepers Jamboree events do not close the trail. Hope that helps.






This helps everyone know if they are facing 100 rigs in a group or not.
 

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JKO Arizona
7/15-7/17
8 rigs (+ or -)
Loon Lake to Tahoe
 

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FOTR Work Weekend

There will be more cooming but FOTR is Planning on a Major Work weekend on Cadillac Hill June 30th and July 1st there will be work going on also friday the 29th

We are still getting the plan finished, I want to ask all useing that end of the trail to be patient during this weekend we will try and get folks thru

Thank you

Rusty
 

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This will be my first attempt at the Rubicon after honing my nerves at MOAB.
The last update I read on the F.O.T.R. site is dated 2005 recommending use of WAG bags to pack it all out. One in my group posed a question I do not have the answer for...Do they have rest rooms, porta potties, out houses by now?

( NO they didn't have em MOAB either, but gotta ask :homer: ) ( Wait, someone did stage a roll of TP at the top of Hell's Revenge :eek: )

Next question, is it better to make our trip just before or just after the Jamboree? And if you are thinking before because we know the Calvary is coming what is the last date they will allow a non-participant group to enter the trail prior to the jamboree?

Next question, If you had one chance to see the Rubicon 2012, due to the drive, what route would you take? We plan to start on Sunday or Monday to avoid the crowds.

Our TJ rigs are on 6" long arms, 35s, locked front and rear, one with winch/welding abilities,
all sliders and skids in place, but have only rubbed door paint once in 7 years going up Devel's Canyon in SoCal, never done JV, but on the list.

one rig is a trailer queen and my winch point, brings on the last Question for now...Where do I get green sticker and can it be done in advance.

Where to park the tow rig?

Look forward to the responses and prepared to take a little heat for some of the dumb questions....

Powell
 

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Trailbusters 4x4 club Solano County

5th Annual Trail-A-Con
7/12-7/15 Camping Airport flats
Day trips Wentworth, Loon to Little sluice
20+ rigs
 

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Wheelers For The Wounded, Sept. 7-9, Loon to Little Sluice and back.
 

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Discussion Starter #11 (Edited)
I have talked with Jeep Jamboree USA specifically, on the question of trail closure for the Jeeper's Jamboree in July and Jeep Jamboree in August. Every year people ask about trail being closed during this time.

First of all, JJ has a parade permit for exclusive access to the trail. Given the vehicle count...you wouldn't WANT to be on the trail anyway. That said....the official word on this.

The entire trail is closed to the public on Thursday (July 26), Friday (July 27) and Friday (August 3). So that's 3 days, out of 365.

The trail is OPEN for traffic from Wentworth/Loon to Buck Island ONLY, on Saturday (July 28), Sunday (July 29), Monday (July 30), Saturday (August 4) and Sunday (August 5). During these days, the traffic is all at Rubicon Springs, therefore the trail is closed from Buck Island to Tahoe.

They said, as long as you do not enter the trail until Saturday and stay between Loon and Buck Island...there won't be any issue. This is a much better, and more clarified response, than we've had in the past.

Recap:

Trail Closed:
July 26
July 27
Aug 3

Trail OPEN Loon to Buck/CLOSED Buck to Tahoe
July 28
July 29
July 30
Aug 4
Aug 5

The Calendar has been updated accordingly. Please respect the event.
 

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Memorial in July

I am in the process of planning a memorial for an avid 4 wheeler that passed away from cancer. Small group of Rigs going in from Tahoe to the memorial site at base of Cadillac Hill & back out to tahoe. Thinking about July 20-22, 2012. Does anyone know the typical travel time from tahoe to the memorial site? Also, once I find out how many want to go, I will be asking for volunteers to transport people from Tahoe to the site and back. RIP Larry Cash!
 

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I am in the process of planning a memorial for an avid 4 wheeler that passed away from cancer. Small group of Rigs going in from Tahoe to the memorial site at base of Cadillac Hill & back out to tahoe. Thinking about July 20-22, 2012. Does anyone know the typical travel time from tahoe to the memorial site? Also, once I find out how many want to go, I will be asking for volunteers to transport people from Tahoe to the site and back. RIP Larry Cash!
Obviously, depends on your rig....but from staging to bottom of Cadillac...about 2-2.5 hours would be reasonable.
 

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Hi-Landers 41st Poker Run
June 16th
Approx 100 entrants
Staging at spillway at 0630/0730/0830/0930 (4 run groups)
Starting at spillway going to Wentworthsprings campground over Gerle creek out airportflats.
 

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Marin County Group June 23, 24, 25
6 - 8 rigs (will update number as date approaches)
WWS or Loon to Ellis first day, the Springs second nite, then out through Tahoe the last day.
 

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Marin County Group - Change of date to 6/22, 23 and 24
8 +/- rigs
WWS or Loon to Ellis first day, to the Springs the second nite, out to Tahoe the last day.
 

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Tuesday the 26th and wednesday the 27th There will be work going on at the V-rock on Cadillac Hill please be patient, help out if you can

Thank you

Rusty
 

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We will be running our annual Disabled Sports Trip into the springs on August 10/11/12

Trip- Disabled sports USA Backcountry Access
Date- August 10/11/12
Start- Tahoe side at 10:00 a.m.
Trip Itenerary- Come in from Tahoe side on Friday and wheel into the Dirty Dozen Campground (we have the whole campground reserved). On Saturday we will going up Big Sluice to Buck Island. We leave camp around 10:00 a.m. On Sunday we will be heading back out the Tahoe side.
Vehicles- 25 very capable rigs with experienced drivers.
 
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