Holiday Travelers on RubiconPosted: January 17, 2022
After being stuck at home for more than a week, I finally ventured out to the Tahoma trailhead. Although I had no intension of driving out on to the trail, I brought the Jeep just because. The rig stuck on the trail with four guys in it were happy I did.
The neighborhood looks much better:
The berm is very doable and only a few feet tall:
But these guys needed help:
They had barely started up the first incline and got off of the compacted snow of the ruts and stopped.
A few gentle tugs backwards and they were free. I unhooked to get more distance between us and they almost drove out. They needed another tug or two to finally make the pavement.
The trail looks well-travelled but make sure you go prepared. As long as I was in the ruts, I felt very secure. When I got out of my rig, the snow off to the sides was obviously not firm enough to drive on.
The Sno-Park at Blackwood Canyon has been plowed out but remember, this is closed to wheeled vehicles until June 15th.
Be safe, be smart, don’t go alone, be prepared to spend the night.