Updating Wikipedia

I’ve been asked why I chose such a dividing title for my website. I don’t think it’s as dividing as it is accurate. So much is written and talked about on the El Dorado side of the trail that I thought the Placer side deserved a little attention.  In a perfect world, there would be one website with everything anyone would ever need to know about the Rubicon Trail. I started that site years ago for RTF but after handing it off and after RTF changed the format, interest waned and the site is sort of stale.

Today, I came across the perfect example of what I claim above.  I visited the Wikipedia page for the Rubicon Trail. There is an introductory sentence then a description about the Rubicon. This is how it read, before I changed it a little bit:

 

“The maintained portion of the route is called the Wentworth Springs Road; it begins in Georgetown, California, a hamlet in California’s Gold Country. The road continues from its intersection with State Route 193 towards Wentworth Springs, where the trailhead for the unmaintained portion of the route exists adjacent to Loon Lake. The trail portion of the route is about 12 miles (19 km) long and passes in part through the El Dorado National Forest.”

 

It seems normal and accurate enough, right? What about after it passes through Eldorado National Forest? So, I added a little bit and left the incorrect spelling of El Dorado National Forest. The County is El Dorado while the Forest is Eldorado.

The new paragraph, underlined words added:

 

“The western maintained portion of the route is called the Wentworth Springs Road; it begins in Georgetown, California, a hamlet in California’s Gold Country. The road continues from its intersection with State Route 193 towards Wentworth Springs, where the trailhead for the unmaintained portion of the route exists adjacent to Loon Lake. The trail portion of the route is about 12 miles (19 km) long and passes in part through the El Dorado National Forest as well as the Tahoe National Forest and the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit. The eastern maintained portion is known as McKinney Rubicon Springs Road.”

 

And now the red headed step child side of the trail has been represented.

 

 

 

 



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