Rubicon Run 2014 * boner nomination

Hi all – I do agree with Craig that it was a great run! I “F*Bomber” (not Mustard) do not disagree with my really pretty blonde hair. However, the boner nomination honor should go to a bronco driver “your assistant” who obviously was not paying attention to the trail. He managed to land on the only boulder in a clear area of the trail, 100 yards past soup bowl. Other occupants on the trail who were held up by the bronco driver said he obviously fell asleep.

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2014 rubicon run

Hi Gang,
You guys missed a great run . Everyone made it out in one piece with very little drama. Look forward to boner talk about Rene ( Mustard ) Allen. Something about really pretty blonde hair. Maybe we have a new nickname? I tasked my excellent assistant T.B. Larry to do the trail blog so next time he can be the MAN.
Take care all,

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Rubicon this weekend

Hi gang,
Today I talked to Merlin. He’s one of the owners @ Spider Lake. He said a club from Nevada is going in on Friday with 32 rigs. I’ve heard from ; John ,Phillip, Larry ,Cort and Jenni. I know Larry has a list from the meeting . If you haven’t told Larry or I that you’re coming , we won’t know to wait for you.. We really need to leave the Chalet around 7 am to get ahead of this group if we want to get to the Springs at a reasonable time. If we don’t know you are coming , we can’t wait! Please drive safe and let us know .
See ya on the trail,

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Audio from May 2014 meeting uploaded

The meeting audio is now online here

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Updated closure map for Johnson Valley

Got a link to the new map showing the closure regions for Johnson Valley now that the Marines are claiming their new area for operations.

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Hi gang,
It’s time to think about the Rubicon trip. Larry asked me to fill in for Greg as trail boss. So unless Greg heels fast I guess I’m it. Larry said he was going to try to get the Chalet for Thursday like we did last year. A number of people came up early and I was thinking if enough people were able to come early we could do our adopt a trail work. If not we’ll have to think about a day latter in the month to do the work. Either way it’s time to start discussing what you guys want to. As before I’m asking you to let me know that you’re coming and when you expect to be at the Chalet @ Loon so no one is left behind. Also start thinking if you want to stop at Buck or go to the Springs. Let me know your thoughts. Now that George has Rubicon experience I expect him to be on the run to help Larry & I get through the trail. Greg if you change your mind let me know.
Thanks Craig

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Upcoming Rubicon Trip

Hello All, hoping to make the rubicon trip coming up. Has there been any talk or plans being made? Are people going to be meeting up for caravanning up together?
If people are meeting for the drive up I’d like to tag along. Let me know… Thanks!

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Howdy all – our registration is in! I sent out an email the other night asking for participants … As of now we have 15 vehicles signed up :) let me know if I can add you to our line-up. Guests are welcome to join us. All the details I have right now is parade starts at 10am. Thanks, Rene

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April MUDSLINGER posted

The MUDSLINGER minutes from the April 22 club meeting have been posted to the Members section of the Madhatters web site.

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Hi all,
Hope you guys had a great trip! Carol & I went to the Rubicon meeting. In the first half of the meeting an Analyst from El Dorado
County explained an attempt to designate the Rubicon a historical
place. Since there was no upside to doing so and a possibility the
tree huggers could use it against us he going to recommend the B.O.S
not proceed with it.
Next the El Dorado NF Ranger spoke about the 18 closed trails. She said they are working on Barret Lake trail but if it’s open this year it won’t happen until Oct. I asked about Deer Valley and she said it’s closed until further notice. The work crews are working on the Rim fire area.
Vickie Sanders our Parks & Rec. contact for the Rubicon spoke next. She said this years bandanas will have the last 4 bandanas on one. She’s also working on a 16 month calendar for the Rubicon. These will also be free. If you have a picture of the rubicon you would like to be considered for the calendar e-mail it to
As far as the Adopt a Trail goes, all the clubs received a binder with updated pictures and forms for the 14 sigments available and are all taken. There are more clubs on a waiting list. At this point the only requirement is one run in the spring and in the fall to measure and clear the water bars, to get the water resources board off their backs.
At the same time clear any trees or trash on the trail. The county has bought 9 digital cameras with a GPS stamp to loan out to clubs. They will supply rocks, equipment and labor to load the rocks. RTF has trailers to loan out and both will help anyway they can. FOTR will still be in place if we need any additional help. At this point there’s still water in the water bars. The county is going out to check them this week and tell us when we can start to think about a work day. The county will be fixing up the campsites and moving the toilet in Wentworth Springs which is the beginning of our adopt a trail. All in all it sounds pretty good. They aren’t going to have a bunch of rules unless they are needed. RTF bought muffins & fruit for breakfast and 20 RT pizzas & salads for lunch

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