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TOPIC: NCLR/SCLR 2017 Now Rubicon Trail - Canceled Dusy Ershim 4x4 Trail

NCLR/SCLR 2017 Now Rubicon Trail - Canceled Dusy Ershim 4x4 Trail 7 months 1 week ago #14328


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Looks like trail is closed or opening vary late. im moving trip to Rubicon trail .Trail Detains and thread will be up in a few minutes .

Let me know if anyone is interested.

Dates

9-7 to 9-10

Interested (list will be updated)Limited to 8 trucks

Don -D1 NCLR
Conal p38 SCRL


‚ÄčAgenda/Itinerary: Will make it out Sunday
Thursday :
Meet up at north-shore campground Loon lake

Friday:
Pack up camp hit the trail.Camp at Buck island

Saturday:
Pack up camp and head to Rubicon springs.There are about 50 truck already planed to camp at the spring so might go on ahead and camp at end off trail

Sunday:
Head home.


Quick List of vehicle mod req (and given your vehicle is in mechanical tip-top shape):
1) Solid recovery points both front and back,
2) Enough lift to run 33s/aggressive tires,
3) Sliders and Diff Guards,
4) Rear locker, HD axles Front locker recommended
5) Upgrade rear trailer arms (D90s/D1/RRC) if applicable
6) HD bumpers
7) Winch. optional be recommended
8)Ham operator a plus.


Trail info
www.rubicontrail.org/

Ham

146.460 NCLR

Rubicon repeaters

805ELD - (KA6GWY in Pollock Pines) 146.805, PL of 123, - offset
805TAH - (KA6GWY in Tahoe Basin) 145.605, PL of 123, + offset
RUBI - (Coverage wthin trail only) 444.9875, PL 156.7, + offset
RUBI+ - (Linked to 805's) 444.9875, PL 107.2, + offset
RUBISIM - (Simplex) 444.9875, No pl, No offset
99 D2
33's
RTE 4in custom rock sliders,maxyedor HD heim-joint steering
Front&Rear ARB with Ashcroft axles
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NCLR/SCLR Dusy Ershim 4x4 Trail 2017 7 months 3 days ago #14333


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definitely interested, been thinking about doing this trail later this year in the P38. its been a while since our last Northern California trip.
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NCLR/SCLR Dusy Ershim 4x4 Trail 2017 6 months 4 weeks ago #14364


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right on will put you down
99 D2
33's
RTE 4in custom rock sliders,maxyedor HD heim-joint steering
Front&Rear ARB with Ashcroft axles
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NCLR/SCLR Dusy Ershim 4x4 Trail 2017 6 months 1 week ago #14448


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So, I curious. Are all your restrictions for older rigs? I have an '11 RRS with a set of 30-in tires; no sliders yet, no winch, no bumpers, but smart differentials. I do have Ham, and discrete recovery points fore and aft.

I was out with Conal a week ago to Dedeckera Cyn in DVNP. Do you have photos of the restricting challenges? Is my rig really too soft for this?

Ray
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NCLR/SCLR Dusy Ershim 4x4 Trail 2017 6 months 1 week ago #14450


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Yes they are the same for all land rovers and that is minimum equipment.Most will be on 35inch tires.This is one of the most difficult trails in California due to it length and long rock sections.Even with protection you are likely to get body damage on this trail.

This is part of Thompson hill one of the hardest part on Dusy. Its a mile of large rock and steep incline.
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Front&Rear ARB with Ashcroft axles
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NCLR/SCLR Dusy Ershim 4x4 Trail 2017 6 months 1 week ago #14452


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Ray wrote:
So, I curious. Are all your restrictions for older rigs? I have an '11 RRS with a set of 30-in tires; no sliders yet, no winch, no bumpers, but smart differentials. I do have Ham, and discrete recovery points fore and aft.

I was out with Conal a week ago to Dedeckera Cyn in DVNP. Do you have photos of the restricting challenges? Is my rig really too soft for this?

Ray

Ray,

Having seen a lot of the videos from the Dusy runs I'm going to say yeah.. your truck in current trim is waaay too soft.

Sliders are a must
Winch and requisite bumper are right behind that.

Conal will probably be dragging his P38 through there if I know him at all.

On par of difficulty I think it ranks up there with the Rubicon in places. The main thing about the Dusy is that once you're in you're committed. IIRC it's around 30 miles in length. If you break in the middle you have two options - go back the way you came or go forward out the other end. There are no bail out points on the Dusy. It runs in a narrow corridor between two wilderness areas.

The other thing of note is that The Dusy is VERY narrow in places, IE your chances of some sort of body damage range from highly probable to almost certain. I don't recall if there hasn't been a run in recent years where someone hasn't popped a window or dented a panel pretty good. Lutzi popped an alpine window on his D2 the last time through. The run before that Colin from NCLR popped a rear window on his RRC if memory serves me correct.

I'd say as a litmus test for vehicle preparedness if you wouldn't be willing to run John Bull in your truck then I'd say pass on Dusy.

If you do want to go and not subject your truck to the trail, you might be able to ride shotgun with someone heading up. The scenery up there is great, up in the high granite domes and meadows of the Sierra.

Jake
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