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JUNE 18 – 23, 2019

The Rubicon Trail is one of the most challenging and threatened trails in the US. It will test your nerve, your driving skill and your vehicle.

Select a run that meets your departure requirements, your desire whether to eat breakfast with the group before the run, and if you want to go straight through to the Springs in one day or have a camp night at Buck Island along the way. Anyone new to wheeling or that has never done the Rubicon, is encouraged to do it as a 2 day trip (any of them that list a camp at Buck.) Also, if you drive a “wagon” we strongly suggest you try to take the Wagon Run.

Run Dates and Details

There is only one trail that leads to the Rubicon Springs. The Runs are just groups that will be departing from different starting points, on different days and are either a 1 or 2 day trip into Rubicon Springs.

2 Day Trips

Pryor’s Wagon Run
Departure Date: Wednesday June 19
Departure Time: 8 am
Departure Location: Loon Lake
Camp: Buck Island

Mudrak’s Double Rocker Run
Departure Date: Wednesday June 19
Departure Time: 2 pm
Departure Location: Little Sluice
Camp: Buck Island
Must contact 707-292-3509 first

Huft’s Breakfast Run
Departure Date: Thursday June 20
Departure Time: 8 am
Departure Location: Icehouse Resort
Camp: Buck Island

1 Day Trips

Tahoe Hi-Lo’s Run
Departure Date: Thursday June 20
Departure Time: 8 am
Departure Location: Loon Lake
Straight through to Rubicon Springs

Flynn/Winkel’s Family Run
Departure Date: Thursday June 20
Departure Time: 9 am
Departure Location: Tahoma Staging
BBQ at Observation Point
Emphasis on families with younger children
Experienced trail leaders with small children themselves
Geo Caching along the way

Brown’s Toys on the Rocks Run
Departure Date: Thursday June 20
Departure Time: 10 am
Departure Location: Tahoma Staging

Run Arrival/Check In Details

Arrive a minimum of 1 hour before departure time. Each organized run will meet at the trailhead listed for a pre-run safety check, proof of insurance and registration check-in. You will then be led in by a Trail Lead, an experienced wheeler that will help you navigate your way through the trail and help with any issues. In addition, you will have committee members on your run that will help with any problems you may encounter along the way.

Rubicon Springs

Once in the Springs, please check in after you get your camp set up. There you will be given your meal tickets, your Grand Prize raffle ticket and a schedule of events for Friday and Saturday. While in the Springs, feel free to explore the area, check out the stone cabin, hike, fish or swim in the beautiful Rubicon River, compete in the horseshoe tournament or the RC Rock Crawler competition, attend an educational class, or just be lazy and enjoy the beauty of the Sierras.

The Rubicon Trail is located in the high Sierra’s and accordingly, the weather can be very unpredictable. Bring swimsuits, rain gear and even a coat that will work in the snow (not kidding!) Also, bring gloves, eye protection and plenty of sunscreen and mosquito spray! There are bears in the area, so be bear smart — don’t leave food lying around in camp and definitely keep it out of your tents!

Activities

  • Hike, fish or swim in the beautiful Rubicon River
  • Educational classes
  • Horseshoe tournament
  • RC rock crawling competition
  • Children’s raffle and movie

Leaving Rubicon Springs

On Sunday, the Lake Tahoe Hi-Lo’s will be on Cadillac Hill from 7-2 to help everyone exit expediently. Please stay in your vehicle and we will stack rocks or set up any winching that may need to be done. If you choose to exit later in the day, or to exit back via Loon, you may do so, but you will not have the Rubithon Committee there to help and will be on your own.

Trash

The Rubicon Trail requires a “pack it in – pack it out” policy. You will only be able to burn paper trash from the dinners. It is imperative that you take any trash, including cans and bottles, back to your campsite to take with you when you leave the trail. Please do not throw any of these or like items into the fire as it is improper and just plain rude to our committee guys that have to clean up your trash. Remember that we are camping on private property and if we are not good trail users, we could lose the privilege of holding our event here!

Safety

One thing you can do to enhance a great Rubicon experience is to ensure your vehicle is safe, well maintained and make certain any known issues are corrected BEFORE you arrive at the trailhead. The potential for body damage and breakage is high and there are no parts stores within a reasonable distance of the trail. With that in mind, your trail spares should travel with you.

The Rubicon Trail falls under county and federal jurisdictions, and as such, is likely to be patrolled by law enforcement. Drinking and driving will not be tolerated, and violators may be cited and/or arrested. In short, save the drinking for camp and don’t drink and drive!

For more information, and updates from others planning to attend, check out the official 31st Rubithon thread on IH8MUD.com.

Important Deadlines

May 13th: A $25 late fee will be added to registrations after May 13th.  Mailed registrations must be postmarked by May 13 to avoid the late fee.
May 20th: Registrations received after May 20th will have their t-shirts and hoodies mailed to them after the event.
June 1st: We can’t guarantee meals for any registrations received after June 1st.

We encourage you to join us for as many TLCA events as you can find time for, and we look forward to seeing you in 2019 for the 31st Anniversary Rubithon Event!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER