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Rubicon trip May 13-15th 2016

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Been thinking of that one or doing Rubicon backwards. I'd like to do Fordyce but it sounds like a short trail, no? Almost like we could do both? 3 days total
 

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Been thinking of that one or doing Rubicon backwards. I'd like to do Fordyce but it sounds like a short trail, no? Almost like we could do both? 3 days total

Im thinking id like to go all the way to Cadillac and then back track to loon. Thats an easy 3 or 4 days there. I definitely dont want to be as rushed as last time.

Fordyce is about 7-9ish miles. Its also twice as hard as the Rubicon. Theres no way you could run both in 3 days, you'd be lucky to get to the staging ground of Fordyce on the 3rd day. If it was me i would hit Fordyce first if youre thinking about doing it. You need to be fresh for that trail. Before i hit trouble on Fordyce i was moving at a good clip and after 10 hours i got a little over half way, with some breaks of course. Another thing to consider/monitor is the water flow from PG&E. Water went over my hood on one of the creek crossings...Its likely going to be the same with runoff.
 

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I need more trail time with this rig before I start talking about fordyce. Might be a late summer or early fall trip when we do our big trip up in that area.
 

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No worries, I think I will need more seat time too before I would feel totally comfortable hitting fordyce. But I'm ready to hit the rubicon again.
 

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Sounds good to me. Wouldnt hurt to have a nice shower and meal mid battle. I need to hurry up and get this truck built!
 
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