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Old 04-11-2013, 10:42 PM   #1
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Dusy-Ershim Trail - Advice

I'm thinking about heading up and hitting this trail with a couple of buddies. I have a 2.5 TJ with a 32" tires, 4" lift, CV shafts, ARB in the rear with 30 spline axles and upgraded to the AX15 tranny. I also just got a 2007 JKU Rubi that is stock except for the fact its a rubi, Flat fenders, and I put 35" tires on it. Ive been wheelin' for a long time so the technicality of the trail is not what worries me.

My question is, should I leave the Rubi at home and take my short wheelbased jeep instead of worrying everytime I come across a rock garden? Yes this does seem like an awfully stupid question, but I would so much rather go in my new JK for comfort wise and I can sleep in the back of it instead of in a tent on the ground.

If you have any other advice or tips for me, by all means I am looking for as much information on this trip/trail as possible. Thanks guys.

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Old 04-13-2013, 05:32 PM   #2
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I believe they recommend no less than 35's locked. Also a winch is a must have. If you have a Rubi locked on 35's I would take that. Also...there are many videos out there showing the terrain. That should give you an idea as to what to expect. The hill they call Thomson hill I think is the toughest part because its all rock most the way up. However I bet with a good spotter and some careful driving you can get through it without a scratch. Either way as I understand it. It doesn't matter what you take. Just be prepared for anything.

I hope to tackle this trail next summer.

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Old 04-18-2013, 08:51 AM   #3
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Old 06-16-2013, 10:39 AM   #4
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It is 30 miles long and runs from Kaiser pass to the north east end of courtright lake. You have to take everything with you that u may or may not need.
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also plan on it taking u at least 3 days
someone in your group must have a winch
add a cb to the list.....because there is no cell phone coverage
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There is a group going the weekend of 23 aug. I do not know yet where we are meeting Thursday night. You can join us if you want
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There is a group going the weekend of 23 aug. I do not know yet where we are meeting Thursday night. You can join us if you want
I live in SoCal and would be interested in making this trek. If you guys are going up on Thursday, when will you be returning home?
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here is the link with all the info.....just let me know
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here is the link with all the info.....just let me know
I am in! Just posted on the link, and I will be calling you to see whats the what!

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