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 Post subject: California Aug 12-21
PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 7:40 am 
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Thinking I may go down to California to run some trails (some subset of things like Rubicon, Dusy, Fordyce, Swamp Lake, etc., pretty open to options).

Anyone interested? I know it's a ways out but just seeing if there's interest.


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I have wanted to do the rubicon trail. Im sure I can get that time off also.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 6:53 pm 
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Nate.Hamm wrote:
I have wanted to do the rubicon trail. Im sure I can get that time off also.


Great, let's do it! Pending there's no major issue with the Jeep at the time, I'm in for sure.


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Now we need to find another 2-3 people and it should be a good time.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 9:29 am 
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some subset of things like Rubicon, Dusy, Fordyce, Swamp Lake, etc., pretty open to options

I would love to go back down but can't see that happening with my current plans.
Can I recommend Barrett Lake if you haven't put it on your list? In my experience it is the most consistent technical trail I have been on down in the area plus a great lake to camp at and a short hike out to a plane wreck that is well worth the effort.

I am not familiar personally with Dusy or Swamp Lake so I can't compare to them but am familiar with the Rubicon and Fordyce in comparison.

Have a great trip!

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I don't think I've met any of you guys yet, but might be able to head down if the invite is still open. We missed KOH this year and never been to the Rubicon.

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gtxracer wrote:
I don't think I've met any of you guys yet, but might be able to head down if the invite is still open. We missed KOH this year and never been to the Rubicon.


Yes, you can definitely come.


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It will be far too early on July 4th to do the Dusy or Fordyce. Too much snow. Even the Rubicon could be snowed in this year.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2017 7:20 am 
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That's a good point on snow. I'm no longer locked into that week, changing jobs so I'll just be taking time off regardless of when it is. I'd be fine to push it to August.

Interested people were Nate and gtxracer, any week in particular good for both of you?


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The Tahoe ski resorts are all around 45-50 feet of cumulative snow this year with standing totals of 20 feet or so. As Scott mentioned, it will likely be there deep into what we call summer. Keep in mind that the Rubicon is at 6500 feet of elevation and others go higher yet.

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I'm not tied to any particular week but it sounds like it will be under snow :(

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We can wait a bit longer but I'll need to commit to a time at some point. I'd say we plan on mid-August (12th-20th), there'll probably be things down there worth running, and if not we can go somewhere else in the huge country filled with great wheeling opportunities!


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 Post subject: Re: California Aug 12-21
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Got Aug 12-21 off work, going to head down there. Anyone else in? Would like to get some people fairly committed to going!


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 Post subject: Re: California Aug 12-21
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August might be better for me also. I really would like to do the rubicon trail.

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 Post subject: Re: California Aug 12-21
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Will it be open? No problems at the passes or snow banks?

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 Post subject: Re: California Aug 12-21
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gtxracer wrote:
Will it be open? No problems at the passes or snow banks?


I'd be extremely surprised if Rubicon isn't melted out by then along with the majority of other trails in California, if it is the destination will change to something that is open (actually doesn't​ even have to be Rubicon trail as far as I'm concerned, just want to go do some California trails)


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 Post subject: Re: California Aug 12-21
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gtxracer wrote:
Will it be open? No problems at the passes or snow banks?


I'd be extremely surprised if Rubicon isn't melted out by then along with the majority of other trails in California, if it is the destination will change to something that is open (actually doesn't​ even have to be Rubicon trail as far as I'm concerned, just want to go do some California trails)


Ill let you know mid July. I have a trip planned with some buddies around then. I would be skeptical of the Fordyce though. With the snow melting I'm wondering how much water they will be letting out.


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 Post subject: Re: California Aug 12-21
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gtxracer wrote:
Will it be open? No problems at the passes or snow banks?


I'd be extremely surprised if Rubicon isn't melted out by then along with the majority of other trails in California, if it is the destination will change to something that is open (actually doesn't​ even have to be Rubicon trail as far as I'm concerned, just want to go do some California trails)


I'm about 80% committed at this point. Been wanting to go to the rubicon for a long time.

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 Post subject: Re: California Aug 12-21
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Great, glad to see a few people interested!

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Ill let you know mid July. I have a trip planned with some buddies around then. I would be skeptical of the Fordyce though. With the snow melting I'm wondering how much water they will be letting out.


I agree Fordyce seems unlikely. And I'd only do that one if they drop water levels real low, not at all interested in risky water crossings.


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