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post #1 of 368 Old 02-12-2009, 08:27 PM Thread Starter
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Hey, is there any JK's north of the Tehachapees(sp?) in or around the SF Bay Area. Went snow wheeling up to Eagle Lakes with a local group from the other forum but don't see any trips scheduled for us here. I know there are a few, but lets see how many. Maybe we can schedule a meet and greet or a snow trip. Or maybe a spring run.
And if there are any locals that belong to JK-****** and are in hiding here, you can email me directly hndymn418@aol.com ,
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There are a few nor cal members on the board. I'm up near Sacramento. Snow trip or spring run sounds good.

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Holly beJeepers... at this rate we could hold a M@G in a phone booth. I know over "there" at least a dozen JK's. I need some cards to pass out. The only good news is with the San Andreas fault, SoCal is slowly moving north.
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I'm in Northern Nevada. So I could easily meet up with you guys for most Sierra runs. I know several up here that we could get together.

The phonebooth is getting smaller.
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Sounds like fun though I'll have to miss it. This club I run with is planning a run out to Boards Crossing Rd off of Hwy 4. That should be fun. I'll try to see if I can get some of the others interested. It's tough when you can't post across boards. Next time we get together I'll post here, and maybe we can get a few more. I especially will talk up the JK Owners meet at the Hammers as it gets closer. That should wrinkle a few eyebrows. Any ideas for a first meeting, there is a Starbucks near hear with a table and 3 chairs. That should work
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I'm in Northern Nevada. So I could easily meet up with you guys for most Sierra runs. I know several up here that we could get together.

The phonebooth is getting smaller.
Cool.....we'll need more chiars
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I'm in Northern Nevada. So I could easily meet up with you guys for most Sierra runs. I know several up here that we could get together.

The phonebooth is getting smaller.
x 2. If you guys come over to the sierras, I'll join up.
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x 2. If you guys come over to the sierras, I'll join up.
I like the idea of you guys being where you are. Since most of the wheeling is in the Sierras, it is great to have some local imput on weather and trails and such. Maybe by the end of winter we can schedule a snow run up in your neck of the woods so we can all meet. An overnighter would be great way to meet as it is more informal and friendly than meeting in a restaurant. Nothing is better than chewing the fat/shooting the **** by a campfire.
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Phonebooth is geting smaller ...

It would be great to get a JKO run together up here in the Sierra's. With all of the new snow up here, the conditions are great. Rubirobv and I traded emails this weekend, but didn't hook up in time. It sounds like he had a great run up Hwy 50. And a buddy and I got into some deep snow off Hwy 20 over the weekend. It was an awesome day!

I'd like to try and do another snow run on March 7th, anyone game? I may do a half day run Saturday morning too, if anyone wants to come.
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It would be great to get a JKO run together up here in the Sierra's. With all of the new snow up here, the conditions are great. Rubirobv and I traded emails this weekend, but didn't hook up in time. It sounds like he had a great run up Hwy 50. And a buddy and I got into some deep snow off Hwy 20 over the weekend. It was an awesome day!

I'd like to try and do another snow run on March 7th, anyone game? I may do a half day run Saturday morning too, if anyone wants to come.
Great! Since you guys kive up there and know where the good places to wheel are keep us informed. I'd like to find a trail with fresh snow. That seems the most fun. March 7th would be great Lets start a plan. Basically a place to meet, and a time to be there.
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Great! Since you guys kive up there and know where the good places to wheel are keep us informed. I'd like to find a trail with fresh snow. That seems the most fun. March 7th would be great Lets start a plan. Basically a place to meet, and a time to be there.
Hi Eugene. I ran Gaston Grade out of the town of Washington over the weekend and the snow was great! We were in 4' around the 5,000' level and it was coming down heavy. I think this is the trail that you were on for Winter Fun Fest. I've got some pics posted in the trail runs section.

There are plenty of great places out of Nevada City/Grass Valley for a run. We could meet in town and head out from here. Just depends on what the weather is like between now and then. I saw the pictures from your run on Fordyce a week ago. I'll bet driveline hill has at least 5' of snow on it now ... just a week after you guys were driving up it with no snow. It's amazing how fast things can change!
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Gaston Grade was fun with the smow that we had, so I bet it was extreme fun now. Sounds like we have a date for March 7. Let's see who'll come also.
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Anyone ... anyone ... Beuller?

Any other NorCal peeps out there. ???

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I'm still up for a snow run on March 7th. My wife has the day off and I'd like to bring my son and daughter, ages 9 & 10. They're looking forward to going. Anyone else bringing family along?
I normally have my wife and girls along, but my two youngest have basketball games that day and my oldest will be coaching and ref'ing all day. I may be able to talk my 13 year old into coming though, we'll see. Looking forward to it!
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I'm in the Sacramento area, add me to the list of "wanting to ride somewhere."

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South Lake Tahoe here. I don't do snow runs normally because I get to shovel enough of it as it is! But I might make an exception!

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Welcome to the Nor Cal section. We did a snow run a few weeks back and had a blast. Now that spring is about here I think the snow runs are done. We definetly need to plan a run before it gets to warm, I want a campfire and I know they slap the restrictions on early. I will leave it to those who live closer to the Sierras to possibly come up with a few ideas for places to go. Look forward to meeting you all.
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Anybody up for a Rubicon trail run memorial weekend ? Could be cold but fun.
Might go, but how crowded would it be?
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I want a campfire and I know they slap the restrictions on early.
Hey Eugene, here's a couple of campfire picts to tide you over. The girls and I went on a night run last Saturday. We had a great time and the snow conditions were awesome! (would have invited you guys, but we were guests on a club run)






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Anybody up for a Rubicon trail run memorial weekend ? Could be cold but fun.
That sounds fun Rob! We usually take the boat out for the first time that weekend. I'll have to run this past the planning committee (wife and three girls ). I'm a little out numbered, but we'll see. I would definately like to run the Rubicon with you guys this year.


MaRShiN and jonb ... I look forward to meeting you on the trails!
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Anybody up for a Rubicon trail run memorial weekend ? Could be cold but fun.
Memorial Day is pretty early. You would prolly be slogging through a lot of snow on the Tahoe side. I can take a ride up to the Tahoe trailhead closer to that date and check it out. It's about 45 minutes from me.

I have belonged to the Lake Tahoe Hi-Lo's for 20 years and we used to be the only club maintaining the trail from the Lake to the Springs. Now that the trail is so popular it became too big a chore and we have help from Friends of the Rubicon (a great outfit, check em out). We had to work extra hard when folks would go through while the the trail was snowy/muddy. And early wheeling is becoming a land use issue here at the Lake due to the sediment making it's way into the Lake. So now the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency is starting to apply pressure to Eldorado & Placer counties to mitigate the erosion issues. And USFS is getting involved as well.

So please be careful when you go in early, it has more implications than you might be aware of. Or go from Loon to the springs and then back out to Loon again, as the snow usually melts on that side earlier than on the Tahoe side.

But if we don't get any more big dumps Memorial day might find a dry trail but we all better hope not!

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supposed to get snow this weekend down to 3000 ft. it's my buddies 30th b-day this weekend so Ill be drunk saturday and hung-over sunday anyway

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would love to do a Rubicon run, won't be ready until I replace my front axle, lockers, and gears which will hopefully be around June.

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I know what you mean about wheeling on wet trails. I try to minimize leaving ruts but there are a bunch of "yahoos" out there that think it's fun. And we all know what those ruts are like when they dry out. As far as a time to go all I need is a little notice. The last few times I have been up there we try to start the trail on a Thursday or Friday to beat the weekenders. So if possible a mid week run might be in order, that is if we can work out vacations and such. But I do want to try a late spring overnighter if possible, but really doesn't have to be the Rubicon.
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i'm just outside of sacramento. been waiting to lift the jk before i make any of these runs. hope to do that real soon so i can join you guys.

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hey brand new to the jeep game i bought one yesterday and i would love to get my nice new/used jeep all dirty anyone vailable to go out this weekend somewhere i live in monterey on the navy installation out here and been dying out here with nothing to do
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Thanks for posting. Welcome to the phone booth . Hollister hills is a good place to go. I think it's about halfway between the bay area and monterey. I'd be happy to meet you out there some time. This weekend is not good as I am preparing for a trip to johnson valley.

Also heads up that HH is closed this weekend, I think for a motocross race... seems like these days you have a good shot at meeting up with a bunch of Bay Area JK'ers almost any weekend you pick
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