Rubicon July14-18 - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > WF Local > WF Local Forums for Your Region and State > California Jeep Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 05-20-2014, 10:08 AM   #1
Jeeper
 
Zombiehunta666's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 1,716
Zombicon

Zombified Offroad Crawlers (ZOC) will be heading north July 14-18 for a Rubicon adventure. All are welcome!!

The dates are set, but the plan is rough so we figured to start a thread to see if anybody has any advice to offer or wants to tag along. I’ll update this first post as the plans solidify.

WHO’S GOING?
SkylarM
ZombieHunta666
Serg5000

BASIC ITINERARY:

MON – 7/14 - Travel Day
Meet somewhere just outside LA and caravan up the I-5 to somewhere along Route-50 and spend the night in a hotel. (Hotel recommendations welcome!)

TUES – THURS 7/15-7/17 - Trail Days
I’ve heard the trail can be done in 2 days if properly equipped. We’d like to take our time and enjoy the scenery so we figure two nights on the trail. How do most people break this up? I was thinking maybe a night near Little Sluice/Spider Lake and a night at Rubicon Springs. Or would two nights at the springs be better?

FRI – 7/18 – Travel / Flex Day
(Tahoe side hotel recommendations welcome) Caravan back south and/or make repairs.

That’s about as far as we are no.! In the next few weeks this plan should flesh out a bit and maybe we’ll find another rig or two for company!:thumbsup:

__________________
@zombifiedoffroad
*|||||||*
Zombiehunta666 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-20-2014, 10:59 AM   #2
KMG 365

WF Supporting Member
 
Sccafire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: 92 miles from the Rubicon Trail
Posts: 741
There is a Holiday Inn, La Quinta, and Marriot in Sacramento near Highway 50 and Sunrise Blvd. Stay at Buck Island. The Springs costs money to camp there.

__________________
Scott
Sccafire is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-20-2014, 11:11 AM   #3
Jeeper
 
Smokinjoe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: InyoKern, CA
Posts: 632
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sccafire View Post
There is a Holiday Inn, La Quinta, and Marriot in Sacramento near Highway 50 and Sunrise Blvd. Stay at Buck Island. The Springs costs money to camp there.
Rubicon Springs is $15 a night.... The view, the springs, Very nice camping spot... dont cheep out on your bucket list trip...

sj
Smokinjoe is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-20-2014, 11:12 AM   #4
Supporting Member

WF Supporting Member
 
BillG.OTD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 2,077
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sccafire View Post
There is a Holiday Inn, La Quinta, and Marriot in Sacramento near Highway 50 and Sunrise Blvd. Stay at Buck Island. The Springs costs money to camp there.
Isn't Rubicon springs the only place you can have a fire? If that's so and the fee is reasonable, it would be worth it to me....
BillG.OTD is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-20-2014, 11:29 AM   #5
KMG 365

WF Supporting Member
 
Sccafire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: 92 miles from the Rubicon Trail
Posts: 741
Quote:
Originally Posted by BillG.OTD View Post
Isn't Rubicon springs the only place you can have a fire? If that's so and the fee is reasonable, it would be worth it to me....
All depends on fire restrictions set by the Forest Service.
__________________
Scott
Sccafire is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-20-2014, 11:43 AM   #6
Jeeper
 
Zombiehunta666's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 1,716
Quote:
Originally Posted by Smokinjoe View Post

Rubicon Springs is $15 a night.... The view, the springs, Very nice camping spot... dont cheep out on your bucket list trip...

sj
Our initial thought is staying here Wednesday night on the trail. Agreed on the bucket list trip.
__________________
@zombifiedoffroad
*|||||||*
Zombiehunta666 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-20-2014, 11:44 AM   #7
Jeeper
 
Zombiehunta666's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 1,716
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sccafire View Post
There is a Holiday Inn, La Quinta, and Marriot in Sacramento near Highway 50 and Sunrise Blvd. Stay at Buck Island. The Springs costs money to camp there.
Isn't that still over 50 miles from the trail? I've heard there's a Ice House Inn by ice house road. I was going to check there.
__________________
@zombifiedoffroad
*|||||||*
Zombiehunta666 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-20-2014, 11:46 AM   #8
Jeeper
 
Zombiehunta666's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 1,716
Quote:
Originally Posted by BillG.OTD View Post

Isn't Rubicon springs the only place you can have a fire? If that's so and the fee is reasonable, it would be worth it to me....
I've heard you can camp anywhere along the trail but I assume if you actually camp at any of the pay camp sites you should be allowed to set a fire correct? Will check on the fire conditions. Those change daily I believe.
__________________
@zombifiedoffroad
*|||||||*
Zombiehunta666 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-20-2014, 11:56 AM   #9
Supporting Member

WF Supporting Member
 
BillG.OTD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 2,077
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zombiehunta666 View Post
I've heard you can camp anywhere along the trail but I assume if you actually camp at any of the pay camp sites you should be allowed to set a fire correct? Will check on the fire conditions. Those change daily I believe.
I believe that you can only have fires at Rubicon springs and that it is privately owned. This year may be a real bad season and no fires will be allowed.

Rubicon Trail Foundation

Here is a good resource page, it says $15 per vehicle up to 3 nights.
BillG.OTD is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-20-2014, 01:01 PM   #10
Jeeper
 
Smokinjoe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: InyoKern, CA
Posts: 632
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zombiehunta666 View Post
I've heard you can camp anywhere along the trail but I assume if you actually camp at any of the pay camp sites you should be allowed to set a fire correct? Will check on the fire conditions. Those change daily I believe.

You can camp anywhere along trail but good to stay in known camp areas, buck island ect, Rubicon springs is private so even when fire restrctions effect rest of trail you can still have fire at Rubicon springs. Rubicon springs have pit tolets but everywhere else is WAG bag also do not forget your spill kit and good Idea to have a trasharoo cuz you'll have a lot of trash and that takes up space.
Smokinjoe is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-20-2014, 01:06 PM   #11
Jeeper
 
Zombiehunta666's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 1,716
Quote:
Originally Posted by BillG.OTD View Post

I believe that you can only have fires at Rubicon springs and that it is privately owned. This year may be a real bad season and no fires will be allowed.

Rubicon Trail Foundation

Here is a good resource page, it says $15 per vehicle up to 3 nights.
Thank you! I'll pull that up. That's a great price anyway. Its $20 in BB.
__________________
@zombifiedoffroad
*|||||||*
Zombiehunta666 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-20-2014, 01:14 PM   #12
Jeeper
 
Zombiehunta666's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 1,716
Quote:
Originally Posted by Smokinjoe View Post

You can camp anywhere along trail but good to stay in known camp areas, buck island ect, Rubicon springs is private so even when fire restrctions effect rest of trail you can still have fire at Rubicon springs. Rubicon springs have pit tolets but everywhere else is WAG bag also do not forget your spill kit and good Idea to have a trasharoo cuz you'll have a lot of trash and that takes up space.
I heard those spill kits are free and you can pick then up at the ranger station?

The first night on trail we are thinking of a spot near little sluice. Where is buck island?
__________________
@zombifiedoffroad
*|||||||*
Zombiehunta666 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-20-2014, 01:28 PM   #13
Jeeper
 
SkylarM's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 159
When I'm spending like $600 in gas to do this trail, $15 for a night at the springs is negligible haha. I vote definitely to camp the springs especially since we're spending 3 days on the trail I'm sure we'll have some recreation time around there too.
SkylarM is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-20-2014, 01:59 PM   #14
Jeeper
 
Zombiehunta666's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 1,716
Quote:
Originally Posted by SkylarM View Post
When I'm spending like $600 in gas to do this trail, $15 for a night at the springs is negligible haha. I vote definitely to camp the springs especially since we're spending 3 days on the trail I'm sure we'll have some recreation time around there too.
Agreed
__________________
@zombifiedoffroad
*|||||||*
Zombiehunta666 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-20-2014, 02:56 PM   #15
Jeeper
 
Smokinjoe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: InyoKern, CA
Posts: 632
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zombiehunta666 View Post
I heard those spill kits are free and you can pick then up at the ranger station?

The first night on trail we are thinking of a spot near little sluice. Where is buck island?
ok map with some trail info.. don't know about free spill kits especially from the county.

4x4TrailMaps - Rubicon Trail
Smokinjoe is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-20-2014, 03:37 PM   #16
Jeeper
 
New Jeep's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
Posts: 187
Try staying in Pollock Pines. It is the last town on 50 before the Ice House turn off. We stayed in the Westhaven Inn once. Nothing fancy, but it was convinient to a early start for Tahoe on Saturday morning. Anything closer to Lake Tahoe gets expensive. I have also stayed in Placerville for similar reasons.
New Jeep is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-20-2014, 04:17 PM   #17
Jeeper
 
Zombiehunta666's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 1,716
Quote:
Originally Posted by New Jeep View Post
Try staying in Pollock Pines. It is the last town on 50 before the Ice House turn off. We stayed in the Westhaven Inn once. Nothing fancy, but it was convinient to a early start for Tahoe on Saturday morning. Anything closer to Lake Tahoe gets expensive. I have also stayed in Placerville for similar reasons.
Pollock pines. Copy that.
__________________
@zombifiedoffroad
*|||||||*
Zombiehunta666 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-20-2014, 08:46 PM   #18
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 63
You guys will have a great time! There's a small contingency of some of us nor cal guys arriving into Wentworth springs on Thursday the 17th. If you somehow end up running east to west, stop by Wentworth to say hey and have a brew.
Day215 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-20-2014, 09:56 PM   #19
Jeeper
 
Zombiehunta666's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 1,716
Quote:
Originally Posted by Day215 View Post
You guys will have a great time! There's a small contingency of some of us nor cal guys arriving into Wentworth springs on Thursday the 17th. If you somehow end up running east to west, stop by Wentworth to say hey and have a brew.
Crap. Nope. Were going west to east. Starting at the loon lake staging area.
__________________
@zombifiedoffroad
*|||||||*
Zombiehunta666 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-27-2014, 11:36 AM   #20
Jeeper
 
Zombiehunta666's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 1,716
Looks like we are at 4 jeeps now!

Zombiehunta666
SkykarM
Sam
Serg5000

Can't wait! Count down begins.
__________________
@zombifiedoffroad
*|||||||*
Zombiehunta666 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-27-2014, 11:56 AM   #21
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 232
Trail

Just got back from running trail from Tahoe To Loon. It was great seeing new outhouses along trail from Buck Island to Loon Lake. The trail was still a challenge with silt corrections in heavy water areas. Buck Island is a good place to camp, and also the Springs, just think BEARS, as they love coolers, garbage, snacks, or anything to eat. ( they like to come by after dark). The Rubicon Trail is a special place enjoy. Cheers.
Rocky Bar is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-27-2014, 01:14 PM   #22
Jeeper
 
Zombiehunta666's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 1,716
Haha. Nice. Gotta remember the bears.

Yes it looks like our third day the only real challenge will be cadilac hill. We are planning to make it a full day and run the buck island trail too.
__________________
@zombifiedoffroad
*|||||||*
Zombiehunta666 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-27-2014, 11:05 PM   #23
Jeeper
 
csumjr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Pomona, California
Posts: 340
I want IN!!
__________________
A Madman, with a Jeep....
csumjr is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-27-2014, 11:57 PM   #24
Jeeper
 
Zombiehunta666's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 1,716
Quote:
Originally Posted by csumjr View Post
I want IN!!
Ok. We are setting up room accommodations this week.
__________________
@zombifiedoffroad
*|||||||*
Zombiehunta666 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-28-2014, 11:47 AM   #25
Jeeper
 
SkylarM's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 159
Quote:
Originally Posted by csumjr View Post
I want IN!!
Is that a committed, "Count me in!" or a "Damn I wish I could go!" ?
SkylarM is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-31-2014, 02:48 PM   #26
Jeeper
 
Zombiehunta666's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 1,716
55 days and we are north bound on I-5

:bacon:
__________________
@zombifiedoffroad
*|||||||*
Zombiehunta666 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-31-2014, 04:40 PM   #27
KMG 365

WF Supporting Member
 
Sccafire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: 92 miles from the Rubicon Trail
Posts: 741
I will be there in 14 days.......
__________________
Scott
Sccafire is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 06-05-2014, 08:25 PM   #28
Jeeper
 
Zombiehunta666's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 1,716
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sccafire View Post
I will be there in 14 days.......
Lucky....

50 days away for us!
__________________
@zombifiedoffroad
*|||||||*
Zombiehunta666 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 06-06-2014, 12:16 PM   #29
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 232
Smile Rubicon Trail

Will be hitting the trail again next week with three rigs. The offer came up, and I can't pass it up. TJ is ready and so am I. Will post results when I get back.
Rocky Bar is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 06-06-2014, 12:54 PM   #30
Jeeper
 
Relocatedduckman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Ely, NV
Posts: 335
What are the requirements for the Rubicon? I've got a 2005 TJ with 4" Lift on 33's.. No lockers.. But have a winch.. Is it doable?

Thanks

RDM

Relocatedduckman is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:12 AM.



Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC