Rubicon Trail Conditions – May 20, 2022Posted: May 20, 2022 Filed under: Access, Travel | Tags: snow, trees, water, wet Leave a comment
In short, the trail is still very wet. Lots of snow along the Tahoe National Forest from Miller Lake out to what I call Potato Patch.
Six rigs went in from the Tahoe side Friday morning at 10:30. It was a late start but we are all retired so who cares about time. At the bottom of Cadillac Hill we turned on to the Long Lake Trail to check conditions. We didn’t get back to the staging area until 7pm.
The usual tourist shot before we went down Cadillac.
Once on the Long Lake Trail, we found minimal trees down along the trail. But we did clear off most of them.
I would suggest staying off the trail until the big snow melt slows down. If you do go, please tread lightly on the wet trail.
The Rubicon is WET!Posted: May 18, 2021 Filed under: Access, Maintenance, Travel | Tags: melt, snow, water Leave a comment
A small group of Lake Tahoe Hi-Lo’s and a few others, ventured out on to the Rubicon last weekend (5/15-16) and it was still very wet. Our objective was make sure the Long Lake Trail, at the base of Cadillac Hill, was clear of dead fall and was safe to travel. It’s now clear. Please remember the trail ends at the 0.91 mile mark from the Rubicon and that camp ground is NOT a drive through loop.
So, yes, we are at the height of the snow melt. But with the amount of water on the trail, we need to Tread Lightly!
The word from those who are supposed to be maintaining the trail is that no work will be done on the Tahoe National Forest this year (2021) to prevent future water holes on the trial. The 2021 focus will be paving the staging area and rebuilding the rolling dips within the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit.
On the way out, we documented the current trail conditions.
There were a few spots that we had to drive over snow. One spot was a large berm in a pool of water. A couple of people with a few shovels and it could be knocked down rather quickly.
Again, please Tread Lightly!
Stay on the trail.
Drive slowly through all water.