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My Trip to the Rubicon

Awesome!
Never went on such a hardcore wheeling adventure. Thursday I was a passenger with my buddy Frank who had never wheeled before, and his Jeep was finished on Tuesday. D44/D60, SOA, reverse shackle, detroit front/rear, 35s, heim over steering w/ brace. We went with 6 veterans in 3 jeeps. When we left Sunday, Frank was had lost the fear in his eyes, and could pick a line on his own with no problem, he only broke a hub the whole way. We went partly into little sluice (up the side), on Walker is some of the best pics. We went down (And up) old (True) Sluice, Gatekeeper, and went to Buck.

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3 hubs, 1 Exhaust, 1 Spring, 2 brake lines, 1 gas cap, 2 roll overs, many, dings, dents and scrapes, 1 blown bead, trail-welded drag-link.

Frank's Jeep is the gold one, built by his brother in law in the black jeep, the green jeep and the white jeep are the ones that rolled on the side.
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We camped at Spyder, though the cops came by as we were packing up and told us we shouldn't. We went partly into little sluice (up the side), on walker is some of the best pics. We went down (And up) old (True) Sluice, Gatekeeper, and went to Buck. 1 Guy was crushed on the trail and had to be life-flighted out that day.
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And on top of it had an earthquake Tahoe earthquake!
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Beautiful pictures. Looks like too much fun.
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Amazing territory! I've GOT to get there somne day soon.

Thanks for the pictures.
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thats some awesome scenery and obviously great wheeling

very sweeeeeeeeeeet


Jim ..what say you to a trip there in.....2008 [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] when i'll be done with school again and have summers off as a teacher? [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
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Re: My Trip to the Rubicon

H&ll,
If anyone is serious, let me know. I am about 4hrs away, can meet you there!
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looks like its a little early yet! I went in aug last year and it was perfect...
For those of you who have never been there... You really are missing out.
Heres one from my trip, but the pics just don't do it...
look close.. see the UFO?

Ok. it's actually a Bald Eagle

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BEE-YOOO-TEEE-FUL

whats the weather out that way like during summers? Dry and Hot? or is it decent

i will definatly make it there someday in the next few years....i want to make a Tour-De-Jeep around the USA with my jeep...visiting all the places i only hear about since i live in IL
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Re: My Trip to the Rubicon

Shorts on until ~ 9pm. Skeeters are vicous with all the water up there though. Saw some poor souls with open diffs on the trail, every 200ft they either had a bump, strap or a winch to keep going. Otherwise, locked down and maybe a few lines worked, everyone winched once or twice, but that isn't too bad for 4 days.
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Great pictures. Thanks for sharing them.
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