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Re: Dry Run 2018: California
« Reply #30 on: Mar 12, 2018, 02:15:46 PM »
ok, if that plan is chosen, that's where I would likely join in
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Re: Dry Run 2018: California
« Reply #31 on: Mar 12, 2018, 03:21:33 PM »
The dreamflow link didn't work in the shoutbox, for those concerned with water crossings on Fordyce, here is the graph of 2016 and 2017 flows.


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Re: Dry Run 2018: California
« Reply #32 on: Mar 12, 2018, 06:05:16 PM »
We officially will be going with Plan 1.

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Re: Dry Run 2018: California
« Reply #33 on: Mar 12, 2018, 07:22:39 PM »
My Club is going to be running the Con' and Fordyce from Aug. 25th-Sept. 3rd as well, maybe we'll manage to cross paths.  Our Wagonmaster hasn't hashed out the details, but we know that We'll Be There.  I'll fill you in as I get our itinerary nailed down so we can either meet up or stay out of each others way.  I have a feeling we're not going to be the only groups "Runnin' the Con'" on that week.  It'd be nice to meet The Wet Wheelers face to face, and any other Crawler folks, too.   :biggthumpup:
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Re: Dry Run 2018: California
« Reply #34 on: Mar 12, 2018, 08:13:27 PM »
We officially will be going with Plan 1.

My Club is going to be running the Con' and Fordyce from Aug. 25th-Sept. 3rd as well, maybe we'll manage to cross paths.  Our Wagonmaster hasn't hashed out the details, but we know that We'll Be There.  I'll fill you in as I get our itinerary nailed down so we can either meet up or stay out of each others way.  I have a feeling we're not going to be the only groups "Runnin' the Con'" on that week.  It'd be nice to meet The Wet Wheelers face to face, and any other Crawler folks, too.   :biggthumpup:

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Re: Dry Run 2018: California
« Reply #35 on: Mar 13, 2018, 07:01:00 AM »
My Club is going to be running the Con' and Fordyce from Aug. 25th-Sept. 3rd as well, maybe we'll manage to cross paths.  Our Wagonmaster hasn't hashed out the details, but we know that We'll Be There.  I'll fill you in as I get our itinerary nailed down so we can either meet up or stay out of each others way.  I have a feeling we're not going to be the only groups "Runnin' the Con'" on that week.  It'd be nice to meet The Wet Wheelers face to face, and any other Crawler folks, too.   :biggthumpup:

How many rigs on average will you guys roll with?

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Re: Dry Run 2018: California
« Reply #36 on: Mar 13, 2018, 01:34:13 PM »
Seven rigs have shown interest, so far, but that will whittle down as the season rolls on.  Break-downs, family issues, "dog ate my homework", you know how it goes. I'd say 4-5 solid adventurers, for sure.  Epic for sure, Bestgen!   :biggthumpup:
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Re: Dry Run 2018: California
« Reply #37 on: Mar 14, 2018, 12:41:45 PM »
Epic trip in the making. I am so excited I can hardly stand it.

I wish i was able to go
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Re: Dry Run 2018: California
« Reply #38 on: Mar 14, 2018, 01:41:10 PM »
I wish i was able to go
What are You doing instead again?

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Re: Dry Run 2018: California
« Reply #39 on: Mar 14, 2018, 02:16:11 PM »
What are You doing instead again?

wheelin at elbe :D. jk wife is doing a Ragnar run at mount rainier.
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Re: Dry Run 2018: California
« Reply #40 on: Mar 15, 2018, 12:32:42 PM »
My house is about 30 minutes drive to eagle lakes/cisco side of Fordyce! if I can get my fj done I would love to come. even if not I have lots of parking and tools if you guys are in need of repair when the trip goes down let me know. I have done quite a few parts runs out to Fordyce as well if trail breakdowns occur.

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Re: Dry Run 2018: California
« Reply #41 on: Mar 15, 2018, 01:03:23 PM »
My house is about 30 minutes drive to eagle lakes/cisco side of Fordyce! if I can get my fj done I would love to come. even if not I have lots of parking and tools if you guys are in need of repair when the trip goes down let me know. I have done quite a few parts runs out to Fordyce as well if trail breakdowns occur.

Awesome, brother. PM me your number so I have it.

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Re: Dry Run 2018: California
« Reply #42 on: Mar 15, 2018, 01:52:07 PM »
also if you guys want to park tow rigs at my house instead of Cisco I bet we can squeeze in 3-4 trucks and trailers. it will save you some time on the route in also

https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Renton,+WA/Shebley+Rd,+Grass+Valley,+CA/Loon+Lake+Campground,+Pollock+Pines,+CA/@43.1051421,-126.3451262,6z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m20!4m19!1m5!1m1!1s0x549008cc03bb6f23:0xcd42b24716babb9f!2m2!1d-122.2170661!2d47.4828776!1m5!1m1!1s0x809b745d5af8e9e5:0xf1327d014c5e3a1!2m2!1d-120.9650894!2d39.167099!1m5!1m1!1s0x809a2d320c35cb15:0x3eaa7a7e8567e510!2m2!1d-120.3190898!2d38.9808264!3e0

i live right off hwy 174 which turns into hwy 20 that cuts over from I80 to 99/5 to head back to washington.

I would definitely not park a tow rig at eagle lakes. way too many break ins and vandalism there. there are also some anti wheelers known to vandalize tow rigs in that parking lot.

I would suggest running rubicon from loon to Tahoe then head up 89 to meadow lakes and run Fordyce down to eagle lakes then out and home if you have tow rigs.

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Re: Dry Run 2018: California
« Reply #43 on: Mar 15, 2018, 03:57:48 PM »
This sounds VERY appealing to me. Thanks for the offer. I don't know about anyone else, but I'll take you up on it.
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Re: Dry Run 2018: California
« Reply #44 on: Mar 15, 2018, 04:23:44 PM »
I know exactly where Ryan is. I go by his place all the time when I'm working. Party at Ryan's!!!!  :beer:
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Re: Dry Run 2018: California
« Reply #45 on: Mar 15, 2018, 04:38:55 PM »
also if you guys want to park tow rigs at my house instead of Cisco I bet we can squeeze in 3-4 trucks and trailers. it will save you some time on the route in also

https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Renton,+WA/Shebley+Rd,+Grass+Valley,+CA/Loon+Lake+Campground,+Pollock+Pines,+CA/@43.1051421,-126.3451262,6z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m20!4m19!1m5!1m1!1s0x549008cc03bb6f23:0xcd42b24716babb9f!2m2!1d-122.2170661!2d47.4828776!1m5!1m1!1s0x809b745d5af8e9e5:0xf1327d014c5e3a1!2m2!1d-120.9650894!2d39.167099!1m5!1m1!1s0x809a2d320c35cb15:0x3eaa7a7e8567e510!2m2!1d-120.3190898!2d38.9808264!3e0

i live right off hwy 174 which turns into hwy 20 that cuts over from I80 to 99/5 to head back to washington.

I would definitely not park a tow rig at eagle lakes. way too many break ins and vandalism there. there are also some anti wheelers known to vandalize tow rigs in that parking lot.

I would suggest running rubicon from loon to Tahoe then head up 89 to meadow lakes and run Fordyce down to eagle lakes then out and home if you have tow rigs.

This looks like a good plan.

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Re: Dry Run 2018: California
« Reply #46 on: Mar 15, 2018, 07:05:24 PM »
So all of us having allotted time from the 25th to the 3rd, and the trail plan we chose not having as much to fill that time. I propose a change to the schedule as follows:




You'll see I've slid Fordyce days and travel home day to the right and inserted a day and night in Tahoe. This was actual my girl's idea as she and I love the town. The thought process here is that by the time you are getting out of the Rubicon you have dust in every nook and cranny of your person. Plus we will have been on the road without showers for 4 days at this point. So a nice hot shower and a set of meals we don't have to prepare for ourselves will be welcome before we go into the final leg. Furthermore by pushing Fordyce to the right a day this allows Turtles, who are joining us for only that trail that have work commitments, a better opportunity to join us as it is now a Thursday, Friday, and Saturday run instead of Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. This makes it so they only have to get two days off of work if they are M-F folks like most of us are. Tahoe is one of the coolest towns in America and there is all kinds of fun stuff for us to do that day including a boat tour on the lake, shopping for the women, incredible dining, etc. etc. This obviously will raise the cost of the trip up a bit as we will be getting hotel rooms for that night, eating out, etc. Let me know what you guys think.
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Re: Dry Run 2018: California
« Reply #47 on: Mar 15, 2018, 07:26:17 PM »
I like it.
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Re: Dry Run 2018: California
« Reply #48 on: Mar 15, 2018, 08:39:40 PM »
I also like this idea. I might leave the group for the Tahoe portion. We have family near and this would give us an opportunity to spend the day with them.
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Re: Dry Run 2018: California
« Reply #49 on: Mar 15, 2018, 08:54:39 PM »
I also like this idea. I might leave the group for the Tahoe portion. We have family near and this would give us an opportunity to spend the day with them.

How near are they?
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Re: Dry Run 2018: California
« Reply #50 on: Mar 15, 2018, 08:57:17 PM »
They live in Fresno but I suspect they would be willing to come up to see us or meet 1/2 way
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Re: Dry Run 2018: California
« Reply #51 on: Mar 16, 2018, 05:00:04 AM »
Alright I'm going to run it by Travis and then shore it up as the new schedule. Mark me and you should probably make reservations.

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Re: Dry Run 2018: California
« Reply #52 on: Mar 16, 2018, 05:23:49 AM »
Alright I'm going to run it by Travis and then shore it up as the new schedule. Mark me and you should probably make reservations.

I agree. Any ideas of what place?
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Re: Dry Run 2018: California
« Reply #53 on: Mar 16, 2018, 05:56:40 AM »
I agree. Any ideas of what place?

I'll look into it.

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Re: Dry Run 2018: California
« Reply #54 on: Mar 16, 2018, 06:03:20 AM »
That is still a pretty Aggressive schedule but I think you guys are smart leaving a day in the middle for some clean up and bolt tightenening before hitting the next trail. I am assuming having Labor Day also gives you a day buffer to get home just Incase.

I have never run the two trails back to back but they both get pretty dusty. Both have creeks and rivers for washing up in but August can still be hot too.


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Re: Dry Run 2018: California
« Reply #55 on: Mar 16, 2018, 06:19:39 AM »
That is still a pretty Aggressive schedule but I think you guys are smart leaving a day in the middle for some clean up and bolt tightenening before hitting the next trail. I am assuming having Labor Day also gives you a day buffer to get home just Incase.

I have never run the two trails back to back but they both get pretty dusty. Both have creeks and rivers for washing up in but August can still be hot too.

I don't see 3 days per trail as being aggressive. Last trip with a less capable rig in toe we made it to the springs by 5pm or so on the first day. This leaves us with a day to fool around at the springs then 3rd day up Caddy and out. Also yes we have Labor Day off so that is definitely our buffer day.

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Re: Dry Run 2018: California
« Reply #56 on: Mar 16, 2018, 07:03:36 AM »
Going to put Jesse's vacation request form in today. See if We can get Him enough time off to make the Rubicon trail portion then head home, With His schedule He will only need two days off to make it happen.  :crossed:
Being a new Job I would say it's a 50/50 for him.
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Re: Dry Run 2018: California
« Reply #57 on: Mar 16, 2018, 08:30:18 AM »
Going to put Jesse's vacation request form in today. See if We can get Him enough time off to make the Rubicon trail portion then head home, With His schedule He will only need two days off to make it happen.  :crossed:
Being a new Job I would say it's a 50/50 for him.

Fordyce would be more rewarding....

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Re: Dry Run 2018: California
« Reply #58 on: Mar 16, 2018, 08:38:05 AM »
Fordyce would be more rewarding....
We talked about it this morning and He says He is going to try for it all and see what happens.  :crossed:
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Re: Dry Run 2018: California
« Reply #59 on: Mar 16, 2018, 12:31:02 PM »
Fordyce would be more rewarding....

And the yearly roundup provides more opportunities to knock the Rubicon off the bucket list.
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