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“Get out your green shovel! Put on your FORT shirts. FOTR is back!”

Calling all Rubicon users. I am putting together a “flash” Rubicon Trail maintenance effort for this Saturday, March 12th, 9am.

Okay, it's not an official FOTR project. And I'm not sure if anyone reads this forum any more.

We will be removing the 8-foot snow wall currently blocking wheeled access to the Rubicon Trail. This effort has Placer County approval!

Wheel Tire Car Vehicle Snow

9am Arrive at trailhead, please do not arrive early.
Stop your vehicle in the street as if you’re waiting to drive up the Rubicon.
Do not “park” along the side of the road, parking is illegal this time of year.

9:15 Safety and Operational Briefing

9:30 Start snow removal

The goal is to reduce the wall to a ramp
All snow will remain on McKinney Rubicon Road
No snow will be moved on to Evergreen Street

If the wall does not give in easily, we will try using chainsaws to get through the ice.

Please bring: Shovels, Chainsaws, Pick Axes, Digging Bars, Food & Drink for yourself, Gloves, Waterproof Pants, Sunglasses, etc.

Snowblowers are not allowed at this time.

I will supply doughnuts and some drinks for hydration.

No idea how many people will show up.

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I just got the word that no mechanized equipment may be used to remove snow from the entrance of the Rubicon. So, chainsaws are out.

Here's the challenge. Who's got a bigger saw than I do? Mine's got a 36" cutting edge!
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We came, we saw, we shoveled!

Four different 4-wheel drive groups were represented. People from three different cities. An hour and a half of work.

More pictures and a full write up on my website: TheOtherRubicon.com

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