Originally Posted by birdmann
I have a 2004 LJ with 4 inch lift with 33 inch MTR's, 8K winch and Rock Sliders, and I am thinking about doing the Rubicon this fall. Is it do able without too much drama?? I am thinking about regearing and putting an E Locker in the rear. What are my chances of having a good trip???
I heard the Con has gotten easier since I ran it last summer, but I'd say 33's, one locker, and rock rails minimum if you want to enjoy the trip. Bring recovery gear, tools, spare parts and fluids. There will be bears and LOTS of mosquitoes, so be prepared for those too. If you're not going with someone who is familiar with the trail, do your research. One of the many water crossings can get pretty deep straight through the middle, so you'll need to know which line to take because of course you can't see what's underneath. Also Cadillac Hill can be tricky, and it's on a narrow ledge so be careful. That's where that girl had that accident last year that cost her her life. You may need to stack rocks and pick a good line.
If you don't have an on-board welder in your group, take down this contact for in case you get in a bind out there. It might be a good backup to keep his contact info anyway. The owner is David Beam. We met him on the Rubicon Trail last summer. He volunteers every year at Jeepers Jamboree as a spotter. He can do trail recovery and fixes (welding).
6441 Agra St, Pollock Pines, CA 95726
If it helps, here's a compilation of GPS tracks and waypoints for the Rubicon Trail and access roads leading to and from the trail.
Rubicon Trail Reference
And here's a video from last summer.
Originally Posted by josea1952
I want to plan a trip for the Dusy.
Originally Posted by WOKNROX
The Dusy is even more demanding then the Rubicon ...and August is the time of year to go...
I'm tentatively planning on doing the Dusy 2nd week of September.