Alright fellas, this GA boy wants to live out the dream of traveling the Rubicon Trail. I am starting to plan a trip for summer of 2010 out to the Rubicon (assuming it stays open that long
). I have been trying to find some info on the net and on Pirate but some things I can’t seem to find through the abundance of information on the obstacles and all the companies who have tours on the Rubicon.
Can someone tell me:
-How long is the trail end to end?
-Where does it start and end?
-Can you run it either way and which was is harder?
-About how many days would it take to run the whole trail?
-What is the best time to do the trail both crowd and weather wise? Once I plan this trip I will run/winch up that damn trail rain or shine!
Like I said, lots of planning, summer 2010. The Jeep… better/more skids, diff guards, front and rear bumpers with winch, at least 2.5” BB and 33” tires. Already got the lockers and low transfer case so I think I should be good with some good driving, some bypasses, ect.
Looks like it would take me roughly 2.5-3 days to make the actual trip with a possible extra day detour in Wyoming up to Yellow Stone to visit a friend who works out there. The next step is to figure out where the trail starts/ends. Obviously if possible I would want to run it East to West because I am coming from the east. After traveling 4 days to get there we would stop in nearest town to pick up groceries, relax, stay the night there and get a mid morning start on the Rubicon probably on a Wednesday, maybe Thursday depending on how tired we are from driving since Saturday to get there. Then if we run East to West we would probably keep going to beach if the lady is with me, if not maybe more trails in the area.
Last question, who in CA wants to join me?