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Shark Bait
05-11-2008, 02:41 PM
I was checking out my tent today. I think it will do just fine.

Dumb question. The event is 4 days and we start on the first one and come out on the last. Do we set up camp somewhere and stay put for a day or two or do we move every day? :confused:

nakman
05-11-2008, 02:52 PM
I'm fairly certain we set up and hang there for three nights. We go in Wednesday, camp somewhere along the trail (Buck Island?), get to Rubicon Springs the next day then set up camp for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night. Do you have your March/April 2006 Toyota Trails handy? nice article in there from the Norcal guys.

Uncle Ben
05-11-2008, 06:38 PM
I'm fairly certain we set up and hang there for three nights. We go in Wednesday, camp somewhere along the trail (Buck Island?), get to Rubicon Springs the next day then set up camp for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night. Do you have your March/April 2006 Toyota Trails handy? nice article in there from the Norcal guys.

You are correct Sir Nak! We will also have the benefit for being one of the first groups into the Springs so we can lay claim on a great site for the whole group and create RS City. Be sure to bring entertainment as we will have lots of "play" time!

nakman
05-11-2008, 10:11 PM
Feel free to add to the entertainment list..

-RavenTia temp mod
-Auto-up window mod
-D light
-Landtank MAF

that fancy inverter of yours will power a soldering iron, right? Anyone want to do their recliner hinges?

Uncle Ben
05-11-2008, 10:34 PM
Feel free to add to the entertainment list..

-RavenTia temp mod
-Auto-up window mod
-D light
-Landtank MAF

that fancy inverter of yours will power a soldering iron, right? Anyone want to do their recliner hinges?

Yup! And a Expresso machine.....real blender....drills....4.5" grinder.....buffer...TV's.....projectors....small vacuum cleaners...small microwaves....etc... It will not power a hair dryer, heat gun, large vacuum, 7" grinder, circular saw, ????

DAMHIK! :rolleyes:

Shark Bait
05-11-2008, 11:47 PM
I'm fairly certain we set up and hang there for three nights. We go in Wednesday, camp somewhere along the trail (Buck Island?), get to Rubicon Springs the next day then set up camp for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night. Do you have your March/April 2006 Toyota Trails handy? nice article in there from the Norcal guys.

So, we just "hang" and catch rays for three days? Sweet. I can work on my tan. :D (Where do you get a decent power inverter again? Hmmm, Margaritas in the blender...)

Hulk
05-12-2008, 01:03 AM
I had a long dinner on Saturday night in Moab sitting next to Bob Brown. He mentioned that the camping up the trail is pretty awesome, and suggested we might want to camp along the trail on Thursday night too, and then roll into Rubicon Springs Friday morning. Just a thought -- I'll go where ever the group goes.

Uncle Ben
05-12-2008, 01:32 AM
So, we just "hang" and catch rays for three days? Sweet. I can work on my tan. :D (Where do you get a decent power inverter again? Hmmm, Margaritas in the blender...)

RV/Camper places. The cheapo ones you get everywhere are not what they claim! Modified sine wave is good....sine wave is better!

RockRunner
05-12-2008, 09:34 AM
They have a nice blender set up at Costco for $48.99 Can be run 12V or 110. Wanted to get it but got shot down.

I thought we were camping in different spots each night. If I understand this correctly we camp in spot one the first night, Wednesday night, and then move onto the next spot, Thursday-Saturday night, and drive out Sunday. If this is the case I may change up my thoughts on the RTT. If we are indeed camping in one area i can bring our big tent and leave it set up.

Please let me know because I am about to cut up a really nice ladder rack that I may just sell now instead and use the cash for other things.

nakman
05-12-2008, 09:50 AM
Tom you got it right, that's my understanding as well. We're going to do the big tent thing as well, which is nice when you can leave it set up for a couple days. But if we decide to camp somewhere on the trail on Thursday night I'll just roll with it, either way I'm wheeling & camping with my friends so there really is no downside.

Hey Chris, if you want to do the air-powered blender instead I can easily power that- I've been chasing leaks and am down under 10psi/hour in pressure loss now, with about 6 gallons of storage. In fact, maybe Green Machine would loan us his.. I'm not much into blender drinks personally, lately it's just cold beer in a can and the whiskey neat... but I'm sure I could find a way to enjoy a frozen marg if one made its way into my hand :rolleyes:

Uncle Ben
05-12-2008, 10:01 AM
Tom you got it right, that's my understanding as well. We're going to do the big tent thing as well, which is nice when you can leave it set up for a couple days. But if we decide to camp somewhere on the trail on Thursday night I'll just roll with it, either way I'm wheeling & camping with my friends so there really is no downside.

Hey Chris, if you want to do the air-powered blender instead I can easily power that- I've been chasing leaks and am down under 10psi/hour in pressure loss now, with about 6 gallons of storage. In fact, maybe Green Machine would loan us his.. I'm not much into blender drinks personally, lately it's just cold beer in a can and the whiskey neat... but I'm sure I could find a way to enjoy a frozen marg if one made its way into my hand :rolleyes:

BTW I happen to know there will be a blender amongst us! Jury's still out on the espresso maker for the all important Latte'! Ice is the biggest issue!

60wag
05-12-2008, 10:45 AM
Don't forget the chocolate syrup, whipped cream and sprinkles for the mocha lattes :)

For ice, how about a solid 5 lb block of ice with some dry ice in a cooler to keep it frozen?

mtncrsr
05-12-2008, 05:39 PM
So, we just "hang" and catch rays for three days? Sweet. I can work on my tan. :D (Where do you get a decent power inverter again? Hmmm, Margaritas in the blender...)

I have a 3000W power inverter that I could bring if you think that it would be helpful.:thumb:

Romer
05-12-2008, 08:00 PM
I have a 4000W generator, but I'm not going to haul it there. Someone else can if they want

powderpig
05-12-2008, 08:03 PM
If the group goes/makes it all the way to Buck Island lake, you may want to stay 2 nights there and have fun with it. there really is no where inbetween BI and Rubicon spring. Back when Spider lake was open, it made a easy first day(camping at spider lake), then on to Buck Island lake, then into the springs. Now that Spider lake is closed for camping and such, it make a long day into Buck Island. Any how if any one breaks down(knock on wood) or the trail goes slow, you may end up camping just off the trail in what area you stop at for the night type of thing(meaning camping in other than camp area spot). With some of the faster groups on the trail, the going can be real slow down the big sluice. Meaning a long line to get trucks down the rough stuff, which can take 1/2 hr per truck to worm it way down that area to the bottom(or more).
At buck island you may want to go back up and try Old sluice and play on the slabs for a day before going into the springs. Some of this may be decided once on the trail with options left open as the trip plays out.
Any how there is some hikeing and talking with a bunch of other cruiser heads, taking ride and drives in a FJC. Chaseing crawdads in the water, soaking in the cold springs, the rope swing that drops you in the lake. Lots of other fun stuff as well, playing on some of the run and the obsitcals in and around camp.
Stuff to think about.

Uncle Ben
05-12-2008, 08:04 PM
I have a 4000W generator, but I'm not going to haul it there. Someone else can if they want

Confused as why we need the big power supplies? Someone planning on bringing a AC system for the tents? :confused:

Romer
05-12-2008, 08:08 PM
Confused as why we need the big power supplies? Someone planning on bringing a AC system for the tents? :confused:


Some one was talking about a 3000 watt inverter. I am not planning on bringing the generator, just thought if someone felt the need to plug in there large 50" plasma flat screen, they could borrow my generator. That means they have to haul it because I don't need it.

RockRunner
05-12-2008, 08:25 PM
If the group goes/makes it all the way to Buck Island lake, you may want to stay 2 nights there and have fun with it. there really is no where in between BI and Rubicon spring. Back when Spider lake was open, it made a easy first day(camping at spider lake), then on to Buck Island lake, then into the springs. Now that Spider lake is closed for camping and such, it make a long day into Buck Island. Any how if any one breaks down(knock on wood) or the trail goes slow, you may end up camping just off the trail in what area you stop at for the night type of thing(meaning camping in other than camp area spot). With some of the faster groups on the trail, the going can be real slow down the big sluice. Meaning a long line to get trucks down the rough stuff, which can take 1/2 hr per truck to worm it way down that area to the bottom(or more).
At buck island you may want to go back up and try Old sluice and play on the slabs for a day before going into the springs. Some of this may be decided once on the trail with options left open as the trip plays out.
Any how there is some hiking and talking with a bunch of other cruiser heads, taking ride and drives in a FJC. Chasing crawdads in the water, soaking in the cold springs, the rope swing that drops you in the lake. Lots of other fun stuff as well, playing on some of the run and the obstacles in and around camp.
Stuff to think about.


OK so now I am confused, are we moving camp every night or staying put nights 2-4??:confused: This is important as it contributes to my tent choice.

Uncle Ben
05-12-2008, 10:19 PM
OK so now I am confused, are we moving camp every night or staying put nights 2-4??:confused: This is important as it contributes to my tent choice.

Wednesday after registration we will go in at 9am. Depending on drama and vehicle integrity of both us and the Wagon Run ahead of us we should make it to about Walker Hill for lunch (if we travel at a decent rate with no breakdowns we could do lunch at Little Sluice) then on to Buck Island lake for the first night. BI is a beautiful spot and as Robbie mentions we could spend two nights there. I personally would rather head out early Thursday Morning and get to the Springs so we can stake out an awesome campsite for the next 3 nights. After we score the site in the Springs we can hike, swim. 4 wheel, sleep, stumble, walk on our hands, play Tiddly Winks, whatever we want as camp site in the Springs will get pretty picked through by Friday night!

corsair23
05-12-2008, 10:32 PM
...and get to the Springs so we can stake out an awesome campsite for the next 3 nights. After we score the site in the Springs we can hike, swim. 4 wheel, sleep, stumble walk on our hands, play Tiddly Winks, whatever we want as camp site in the Springs will get pretty picked through by Friday night!

Sounds like a plan!! I need space to erect the condo :hill:

Uncle Ben
05-12-2008, 10:50 PM
I scored two XL Tent Cots. I think I will use them for quickies and take the cabin tent for the Springs. We could combine camping for a few of us too and take a big tent for a few growling bears! I plan on laying out everything soon and see what I need to leave home!

Hulk
05-12-2008, 11:22 PM
Back when Spider lake was open, it made a easy first day(camping at spider lake), then on to Buck Island lake, then into the springs. Now that Spider lake is closed for camping and such, it make a long day into Buck Island.

Bob mentioned that there were places to camp legally near Spider Lake, so you could walk over and enjoy the lake without camping there.

Two days of wheeling, ending in the Springs on Thursday night is fine with me. It will be nice to set up tents and leave them for 3 days.

RockRunner
05-12-2008, 11:52 PM
I personally would rather head out early Thursday Morning and get to the Springs so we can stake out an awesome campsite for the next 3 nights. After we score the site in the Springs we can hike, swim. 4 wheel, sleep, stumble, walk on our hands, play Tiddly Winks, whatever we want as camp site in the Springs will get pretty picked through by Friday night!


I vote for three nights camping!! We, as have most of you it sounds like, purchased a second house for a tent:o. Setting it up for one night is a pain but three works fine:D

Thanks UB for clearing that up, I am easily :confused:

Shark Bait
05-12-2008, 11:58 PM
So it sounds like maybe I can bunk in one of the condo's and I don't need to bring my own tent? :D I cleaned it up yesterday and set it up. It's a nice little 2-man I bought from Cabella's 20 years ago. I even found the original receipt in the bag. :o:lmao:

RockRunner
05-13-2008, 09:29 AM
So it sounds like maybe I can bunk in one of the condo's and I don't need to bring my own tent? :D I cleaned it up yesterday and set it up. It's a nice little 2-man I bought from Cabella's 20 years ago. I even found the original receipt in the bag. :o:lmao:

If you want to stay in the vestibule you are more than welcome :D We have one of those two room tents with a vestibule, one room for us and one for the dogs.........I mean :Princess::Princess:. They are treated better than me by a mile;)

woooody
05-20-2008, 08:38 PM
If the group goes/makes it all the way to Buck Island lake, you may want to stay 2 nights there and have fun with it.

Not to rain on parades, but I'm pretty sure that if you guys stayed at Buck 2 nights that would screw up the following runs. There are limited Buck Island camp spots, and having 16 extra Wednesday rigs there Thursday night would really screw things up for the two Thursday runs that camp there. It would also dramatically impact Friday down Big Sluice.

Food for thought. :cheers: