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Offline xflstl

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Rubicon Trail 2018
« on: April 04, 2017, 10:13:14 AM »
 Yep thats right, Rubicon Trail 2018...

Looking to figure out dates to head out to California and do the Rubicon. Also will attempt to either stop and do a couple other trails either on the way out there or on the way back.   Its a long haul out and back, so most this trip will be spent in travel time. From what I have been able to gather 33's and Lockers / winch is considered minimum.

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Re: Rubicon Trail 2018
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2017, 12:23:26 PM »
Yep thats right, Rubicon Trail 2018...

Looking to figure out dates to head out to California and do the Rubicon. Also will attempt to either stop and do a couple other trails either on the way out there or on the way back.   Its a long haul out and back, so most this trip will be spent in travel time. From what I have been able to gather 33's and Lockers / winch is considered minimum.

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I'm game let's get some dates set and a travel plan for a trail or two on the way out and back to break up the drive
I'm guessing 10 days or so total time ??


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Re: Rubicon Trail 2018
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2017, 12:38:58 PM »
If you're going that far may as well do the Fordyce trail and Dusy Trail. They're both near the Rubicon trail. I'd be a maybe for this trip but hard to say at the moment.

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Re: Rubicon Trail 2018
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2017, 12:52:14 PM »
Yep thats right, Rubicon Trail 2018...

Looking to figure out dates to head out to California and do the Rubicon. Also will attempt to either stop and do a couple other trails either on the way out there or on the way back.   Its a long haul out and back, so most this trip will be spent in travel time. From what I have been able to gather 33's and Lockers / winch is considered minimum.

Post up if you are interested.   

I'm game let's get some dates set and a travel plan for a trail or two on the way out and back to break up the drive
I'm guessing 10 days or so total time ??


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Awesome...  Still looking into Trails out in that area or along the way there or back. I will certainly give those a look-see.

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Re: Rubicon Trail 2018
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2017, 01:01:21 PM »
If you're going that far may as well do the Fordyce trail and Dusy Trail. They're both near the Rubicon trail. I'd be a maybe for this trip but hard to say at the moment.

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I heard the Dusty trail is just as hard if not harder then the rubicon


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Re: Rubicon Trail 2018
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2017, 05:54:28 PM »
i talked with a friend out there, who often is a trail leader for groups.

Noting that trail rating is very sunjective, He would put Dusy Ershim as a 7.

Rubicon as a 8 (even though some parts are alot easier now than they were 5 years ago. Sadly alot of the difficult areas have been removed)

Fordyce as a 8/9. water level is very important to keep in mind, if it is too high, some of the water crossings are impassable

Snow always increases the challenge level.

He would be happy to help with any planning or joining a run
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Re: Rubicon Trail 2018
« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2017, 06:00:24 PM »
i talked with a friend out there, who often is a trail leader for groups.

Noting that trail rating is very sunjective, He would put Dusy Ershim as a 7.

Rubicon as a 8 (even though some parts are alot easier now than they were 5 years ago. Sadly alot of the difficult areas have been removed)

Fordyce as a 8/9. water level is very important to keep in mind, if it is too high, some of the water crossings are impassable

Snow always increases the challenge level.

He would be happy to help with any planning or joining a run
Thanks Paul something like that might be a good idea

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Re: Rubicon Trail 2018
« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2017, 06:02:06 PM »
Oh, and for reference Dusy is quite a bit away (distance) but you could run Fordyce at the end of running Rubicon

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Re: Rubicon Trail 2018
« Reply #8 on: April 04, 2017, 06:12:51 PM »
Put me as tentative. I really want to do this trip!

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Re: Rubicon Trail 2018
« Reply #9 on: April 04, 2017, 06:15:45 PM »
Put me as tentative. I really want to do this trip!

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Re: Rubicon Trail 2018
« Reply #10 on: April 04, 2017, 06:23:14 PM »
Oh, and for reference Dusy is quite a bit away (distance) but you could run Fordyce at the end of running Rubicon

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It's only 6 hrs away...;)

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Re: Rubicon Trail 2018
« Reply #11 on: April 04, 2017, 06:34:07 PM »
Put me as tentative. I really want to do this trip!

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I have already started planting those seeds

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Re: Rubicon Trail 2018
« Reply #12 on: April 04, 2017, 06:34:32 PM »
Put me as tentative. I really want to do this trip!

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I have already started planting those seeds

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Re: Rubicon Trail 2018
« Reply #13 on: April 04, 2017, 06:38:15 PM »
Put me as tentative. I really want to do this trip!

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Doin what I gotta do! Lol! 😀

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Re: Rubicon Trail 2018
« Reply #14 on: April 04, 2017, 07:10:04 PM »
Rubicon can be run in a day, but 3 days/2 nights is common, camping at Buck Island and Rubicon Springs ($15 per vehicle).
Fordyce could also be done in a day, but most plan for 2 days, camping at Committee (mile 08
Here is a map
Sept/Oct is a good time of year for each trail

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« Last Edit: April 04, 2017, 07:19:52 PM by pvanweelden »
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