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Rubicon Trip in September?

Scouty

Member
Wanted to see if there was going to be an annual rubicon trip this year. If so I'm hoping to make it. If it's going to happen, what dates are we looking at and who is planning to go?
 

Rock Tractor

IHPA Tech Moderator
I'm in. Won't be available the weekend of the 10,11 &12 it's the
wftw super event and I'll be busy with that.
 

Scouty

Member
Checked the rubicon calendar and there are a lot of things going on in September. Cantina sept 4-6, wftw the next weekend and the marlin crawler roundup sept 18-20. Not sure what the traffic in like on the trail during the cantina, but thinking either that weekend or the marlin crawler weekend might work. Let me know what works best for you.
 

Jesse B.

Member
checked the rubicon calendar and there are a lot of things going on in September. Cantina sept 4-6, wftw the next weekend and the marlin crawler roundup sept 18-20. Not sure what the traffic in like on the trail during the cantina, but thinking either that weekend or the marlin crawler weekend might work. Let me know what works best for you.
I think labor day weekend (4-6) is usually pretty busy, even with the cantina going on. I believe we've gone on the marlin crawler weekend before and it wasn't too bad if we leave early Friday morning? If it is bad, that leaves September 25-27, but I don't want to push it any later than that because the weather will be getting bad. It snowed on us the last time we left that late. Another thing worth considering is that Craig can't leave on a Friday morning because of his new job. I spoke to him the other day and he'll have to leave after work on Friday. If we go the marlin crawler weekend, I think it is going to be super busy for him Friday evening/night.

I'd like to pin down a date too because my Dad will be coming with me this year. He'll be 73 on the 12th.
 

Scouty

Member
I can't make the weekend of the 25th, have a trip planned with the wife. The mcr weekend might be it if the cantina weekend is too busy. Craig is a state employee now, doesn't he have sick-leave already accrued??? Cool that your Dad is coming.
 
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Craig

Active member
Yes sick leave with a doctors note. I think I'm in grade school

I can always come up after work. Leave about 4 pm that would put me on the trail by 6:30

you folks would be at camp by then.
So depending on how far you go as to my arrival time. At this point any weekend is fine.

Andy and jess worked like mad men last weekend putting the Scout back together:out:
 

Jesse B.

Member
It seems like September 11-13 is possible, but we'll lose Mike, or we can do September 18-20 and run with marlin crawlers. Does anyone else have any time constraints? If not, I'd prefer to run 18-20 to get as many of us as we can. Would anyone be interested in leaving the 17th? I'd be willing to take the extra day off and just spend Friday and Saturday watching the toyota guys thrash their stuff at buck island.
 

Craig

Active member
Turns out I have a doctor's appt on Friday the 18th, so at least I can get there before dinner:)
 

Jesse B.

Member
Hope that dr.'s appointment goes well :crazy: I just picked up my Dad's plane ticket for the weekend of the 18th-20th. He'll be flying in on Wednesday in case Matt and anyone else still want to go in on the 17th. I wouldn't mind the extra day as every time I go I wish I could spend another day out there.

As far as a head count:
jess +2, leaving Thursday (17th) morning or Friday (18th) morning
Matt, leaving Thursday morning or Friday morning
Craig, leaving Friday afternoon
Mike, leaving ?
Michael, leaving ?
Brandon, leaving ?
Andy, not going
Jeff ?
Sean (silverscout) ?
 

Silverscout

Member
It looks promising for benny and I to arrive on Friday morning. Other than some maintenance items/repairs on the Scout, should be ready.
 

Jesse B.

Member
I'll be heading in on the 18th. Probably leaving after work. What time is everyone planning on heading in?
Unless Matt and I can convince sean to leave on the 17th, it looks like we will be leaving on the 18th. We will probably meet at loon lake at 9am. Looks like a handful of folks May need to leave in the afternoon such as yourself.

it looks promising for benny and I to arrive on Friday morning. Other than some maintenance items/repairs on the Scout, should be ready.
Cool. Take an extra day off and leave on the 17th. It'll be epic . . . Or at least entertaining.
 

Scouty

Member
Looks like there is going to be a work party on cadillac that weekend, so going to be a lot of toyotas coming through the loon lake side. If we go in Thursday we should have a good spot to watch all the fun :gringrin:
 

Silverscout

Member
unless Matt and I can convince sean to leave on the 17th, it looks like we will be leaving on the 18th. We will probably meet at loon lake at 9am. Looks like a handful of folks May need to leave in the afternoon such as yourself.

Cool. Take an extra day off and leave on the 17th. It'll be epic . . . Or at least entertaining.
May be tough to get benny out of his new school for two days. I'm not going to hold up the group and if need be, I'll just catch up. I'll holler on the 2m if there's an issue.
 
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