Looks like conditions should be good for our Rubicon trip 6/15-6/17. A number of folks are going to camp out Thurs nite (6/14) at the Airport Flats campground. You can find directions/info on the campground here: http://www.forestcamping.com/dow/pacficsw/eldocmp.htm#airport flat – I won’t be able to be up there Thurs as I have a Alameda County Search and Rescue training meeting that nite. I will plan to meet anyone who isn’t camping the nite before at the Wendy’s off Rt 99 and 120 at 7am Friday morning and head up to meet folks at the campground. I was planning to run the trail from the Loon Lake entrance and go thru the Granite Bowl unless folks have a strong desire to go thru Wentworth Springs. Right now, conditions look good for going thru to the Tahoe side. I’ll keep an eye on any changes in the next couple weeks that would change that, but for now, plan on going thru.
If you haven’t run the trail before, a few things of note:
Clothes: Plan for variable weather (hot or rain/snow).
Food: Pack in bear resilient food containers. Its bear country and they know the trail is a buffet. It sucks to lose your food day 1 of a 3 day trip.
Spare parts: Bring ’em. Things break/get bent up. Also beer for folks to help you make repairs is very helpful 🙂
Other: Bring spill kit(s), wag-bags, medkits. Gas – probably don’t need extra gas unless you flop, tho might be good if a couple folks had extra gas just in case.
Comm: CB channel 4, Ham radio 147.555 simplex (we may change from CB 4 to something less noisy once we get started).
Any questions, lemme know – firstname.lastname@example.org