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Jul 26, 2016

Gary and Gary are livin' the dream and discuss their trip to NorCal to run the Rubicon and Fordyce Creek trails. They bring Shawn and Roberto for a three day and two night camping trip on the Rubicon. This trip, they run the original Rubicon Trail entering through Wentworth Springs Road. Most people enter the Rubicon from Loon Lake which bypasses the Devil's Postpile - a difficult boulder field. After the postpile, they continue on and do the optional Soup Bowl obstacle. Next, they do Little Sluice and finish the Indian Trail as it gets dark. They pull into Buck Island Lake campground after dark and set up camp. In the morning, they backtrack to run the Old Sluice uphill - extremely challenging! Then after breaking down camp, they proceed through Big Sluice and a bunch of boulder crawling. They arrive at Rubicon Springs early enough to play in the pools and waterfalls of the Rubicon River, then camp at the Dirty Dozen campground. Cadillac Hill and Observation Point marks the end of day three. After a day off, Gary and Gary next run Fordyce Creek Trail. This is their second time running Fordyce so they invite the High Sierra 4x4 guys, Jeff and Forest to join along and show them the trail. They find all the hardest lines in the 6 winch hills and do some crazy climbs at the Committee playground. A great day with some good buds gave this trip a perfect finale.