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Rubicon Trail Closed
May 22, 2017
5:19 pm
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Jeff_R
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Per the Rubicon Trail Facebook page:

"This Winter has been epic! As of May 20, 2017, monitoring protocols have been met so the current conditions warrant CLOSURE of the Rubicon Trail. Loon Lake to the Intertie is not effected by this closure, however, it is important from a safety standpoint that only very prepared vehicles and experienced drivers attempt traveling on the trail in this area".

May 22, 2017
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They are closing the Rubicon?

I used to wheel a lot. . .

May 22, 2017
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JohnDF said
They are closing the Rubicon?  

Most of it. More info here: http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum.....losed.html

May 22, 2017
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More info from El Dorado County : https://www.edcgov.us/Rubicon/

May 22, 2017
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Wow. It's turning into Barrett Lake. Pretty soon all the trails will be open for one month each year.

I used to wheel a lot. . .

May 22, 2017
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JohnDF said
Wow. It's turning into Barrett Lake. Pretty soon all the trails will be open for one month each year.  

JohnDF said
Wow. It's turning into Barrett Lake. Pretty soon all the trails will be open for one month each year.  

I have seen a lot of muddy streams and brown rivers that had nothing to do with off-roading. It's called erosion and it is normal, especially in wet years. Politics as usual!

May 22, 2017
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Mark A. Smith would be displeased 

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May 23, 2017
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WOW  that means the yahoos will be out extra now

May 27, 2017
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I went by WFO yesterday to get some parts. Danny told me the Rubicon closure is more of a restriction to limit less capable rigs due to difficult conditions . He said he knows several people who were allowed past the "closure" because they had very capable rigs. So perhaps the trail isn't totally closed.

May 27, 2017
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Jeff_R said
I went by WFO yesterday to get some parts. Danny told me the Rubicon closure is more of a restriction to limit less capable rigs due to difficult conditions . He said he knows several people who were allowed past the "closure" because they had very capable rigs. So perhaps the trail isn't totally closed.  

Well that sounds better!

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May 28, 2017
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It's open again!

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May 28, 2017
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Brian said
It's open again!  

Did you go, or how do you know? It would be nice to get the official word. I hesitated to post hearsay but I wanted to  let the club know that it might be open (again?). 

May 28, 2017
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May 30, 2017
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There was a water jam at soup bowl.  They said that there was 3-4 feet of standing water.  A team went up in conjunction with the Forest service and unclogged the ice dam that was created.

I know a few people that have been up there.  They said still plenty of snow making it difficult to even get to soup bowl.  I'm sure after this weekend a lot of the snow has been moved around.

Also, a few videos have circulated about the 1st Fordyce water crossing.  A buggy on 54's attempted it but was starting to float.  1200 was the flow.  I'll wait.

Um...what?

May 31, 2017
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Gregulator said
Also, a few videos have circulated about the 1st Fordyce water crossing.  A buggy on 54's attempted it but was starting to float.  1200 was the flow.  I'll wait.  

Looked for that video but it was less than a minute long nice rig with a girl driving it and she had the smarts enough to pull out before she got swept away

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