: NorCal - Rubicon Work Weekend


Mike
08-21-2005, 09:41 PM
Just got back from an awesome weekend up in the Sierra. And this time it was for a very good cause. 80+ people volunteered their weekend to get some needed trail repairs done around the Rubicon Springs section of the trail.

The Rubicon bridge got painted. The log jam that was threatening the bridge was dealt with. The swampy areas were filled with rocks. The trees blocking Miller Creek were removed. Lots of rocks were moved around to keep the river within it's banks instead of flooding the trail and leading to lots of erosion.

I am very tired, but had a blast helping out! It was nice to see TTORA represented out there with several other clubs including the Pirates of the Rubicon. And on top of all the work, we got to party, wheel, and meet lots of other awesome wheelers from other clubs.

Huge thanks to the NorCal TTORA guys and girls who showed up to get some work done! For the rest of the NorCal people who would rather web-wheel, just remember that volunteer projects like these go a long way towards keeping our trails open!

These are Peri's pics, she will have the other 140+ pics up in the next couple days.

Later,
....Mike

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BigBadBob0
08-21-2005, 09:49 PM
I took a few pictures and edited it down to just these 7. Thanks to those who came out. I'm sorry to those that couldn't make it. Harsh comments better left untold to those that flaked without a good excuse (there were -two- empty passenger seats in TTORA vehicles). Anyway. It was a good weekend and I'm quite sure we accomplished quite a bit.

http://www.norcalttora.com/~bob/FOTR_Work_Weekend_2005/index.html

http://www.norcalttora.com/~bob/FOTR_Work_Weekend_2005/images/Precision%20Tractor%20Driving.jpg

http://www.norcalttora.com/~bob/FOTR_Work_Weekend_2005/images/Todd%20Showing%20his%20Excit0002.jpg

http://www.norcalttora.com/~bob/FOTR_Work_Weekend_2005/images/Karen%20Counting%20Sheep%2310003.jpg

http://www.norcalttora.com/~bob/FOTR_Work_Weekend_2005/images/Carefully%20Stacking%20a%2310004.jpg

http://www.norcalttora.com/~bob/FOTR_Work_Weekend_2005/images/Working%20in%20the%20Rocks.jpg

http://www.norcalttora.com/~bob/FOTR_Work_Weekend_2005/images/Gentle%20Stream.jpg

http://www.norcalttora.com/~bob/FOTR_Work_Weekend_2005/images/Scott%20Guides%20Gravel%20%2310007.jpg

Kyoteh
08-21-2005, 10:46 PM
Yeah, what Mike and Bob said! I'm tired and am still working on the 180 picts that I took. they'll be up hopefully before I go to bed tonight but we'll see.

This was my first time to see any of the Rubicon trail other than Loon Lake and Gate Keeper so it was very cool to not only see/get to it for the first time (though I've wanted to go since I was young) but to run up and down a portion of it documenting the repairs/work with photos. (that became my assignment! :) ) Looks like I ended up hiking about 4 or so miles that day by the time you add in the back and forth and up and down stuff I did. Felt like a lot more!

Everyone there worked together to get sooooooo much done! It really was a good cause! Good to see others from our group there though wish there were more considering how many we've got in the area! You guys missed out on a lot of fun, good wheelin', and excellent company!!!!

I'll post as soon as the picts are up! (connection is being a PITA!)

cedarbarn
08-21-2005, 10:56 PM
Nice pics. :D

I was a slacker and just wheeled this weekend.

halfxspaid
08-21-2005, 11:17 PM
Good work Mike! I like how you take an ACTIVE roll in this type of stuff unlike ----^

Big-A
08-22-2005, 12:05 AM
nice pics .........I spent the weekend wrenching on my truck wishing I was there...

Kyoteh
08-22-2005, 12:22 AM
I took a few pictures and edited it down to just these 7.

Nice. Just wait until I get one of those cool lenses though! lol! I'm still jealous of that thing. (I'm assuming you used it for at least some of those picts.) Oh yeah, thanks again for letting me borrow that cable too! :)

Kyoteh
08-22-2005, 01:16 AM
nice pics .........I spent the weekend wrenching on my truck wishing I was there...

I think ya should have just wrenched next weekend and hitched a ride like I did! I know having your own truck with you is the best but this was soooooo well worth it! :D

tacodab
08-22-2005, 01:45 AM
good job gents!!!
Thanks Mike and Bob

Brain
08-22-2005, 01:57 AM
I was very glad to be part of the work team this past weekend. Unfortunately I was unable to fill my passenger seat, hopefully there will be help more readily available next time. I've only ran the trail once but would love to continue to do so throughout the years, so I'll do anything to make it happen. It was also great to wheel and hang out with everyone again, I had to get out sometime this summer :D And what a way to end it! :cool:

Kyoteh
08-22-2005, 03:01 AM
Finally got them all up!

http://cherokeespirit.com/toy/rubicontrailcleanup8-20-05/

Mike, go ahead and snag away! I think I got the permissions set right this time so you shouldn't have a prob. :D

tacodab
08-22-2005, 09:14 AM
I was very glad to be part of the work team this past weekend. Unfortunately I was unable to fill my passenger seat, hopefully there will be help more readily available next time. I've only ran the trail once but would love to continue to do so throughout the years, so I'll do anything to make it happen. It was also great to wheel and hang out with everyone again, I had to get out sometime this summer :D And what a way to end it! :cool:
good job, thanks bri :)

PappaF2
08-22-2005, 02:03 PM
It was great to get out this weekend and do some hard work on the Rubicon trail. I had a great time hanging out with all the ttora-ers that came, we had fun and got some good work done and we got to hang out with some other cool peeps too. Great pics Peri and Bob! :cool:
I had a blast, P.S. Brian I need to go to walmart and get one of those toys! :D

Dick Foster
08-22-2005, 03:00 PM
Thanks Mike and Bob and whomever else went. Insteas of doing the work party, I got to go whale watching and listen to the nautical equivalent of a full blown tree hugging maniac preah all day about shit she didn't have a clue about. Ah yes and what a wonderful day it was. There's nothing quite like being held captive and being forced ot listen to shit like that all day. It's a good damn thing it ended when it did because I was at the end of my rope. I was just about ready to go to the bridge and shove the mic up her stupid throat from the other end. And now I get to miss the Dusy trip too.

Did you guys run across Mark Rasmussen or any of the 4 Play gang? I told them to look you guys up.

Brain
08-22-2005, 03:25 PM
It was great to get out this weekend and do some hard work on the Rubicon trail. I had a great time hanging out with all the ttora-ers that came, we had fun and got some good work done and we got to hang out with some other cool peeps too. Great pics Peri and Bob! :cool:
I had a blast, P.S. Brian I need to go to walmart and get one of those toys! :D

Soon Walmarts will have the larger 1:6 scale version of the scorpion, I think I might hold out for that one :D

Brain
08-22-2005, 03:26 PM
Thanks Mike and Bob and whomever else went. Insteas of doing the work party, I got to go whale watching and listen to the nautical equivalent of a full blown tree hugging maniac preah all day about shit she didn't have a clue about. Ah yes and what a wonderful day it was. There's nothing quite like being held captive and being forced ot listen to shit like that all day. It's a good damn thing it ended when it did because I was at the end of my rope. I was just about ready to go to the bridge and shove the mic up her stupid throat from the other end. And now I get to miss the Dusy trip too.

Did you guys run across Mark Rasmussen or any of the 4 Play gang? I told them to look you guys up.

I don't recall any 4 Play guys but I remember one guy from Blue Devil that said he's known you for like 20 years. And Toby's brother (Lavender bros) said he wanted you to follow him in his buggy LOL :)

Mike
08-22-2005, 03:57 PM
Did you guys run across Mark Rasmussen or any of the 4 Play gang? I told them to look you guys up.

I talked with those guys for awhile. They asked how come you never go wheeling. LOL!

Later,
....Mike

Dick Foster
08-22-2005, 03:59 PM
Yeah right, smartass. I don't go wheeling with them much because their shit is always broke.

Dick Foster
08-22-2005, 04:00 PM
That must have been Mark. I think it's been longer than 20 years too. More like 30 years.

Mike
08-22-2005, 04:02 PM
Finally got them all up!

http://cherokeespirit.com/toy/rubicontrailcleanup8-20-05/

Mike, go ahead and snag away! I think I got the permissions set right this time so you shouldn't have a prob. :D

I put your pics on the NorCal server and put a link on the Pirate board. We'll let them kill our free bandwidth instead of whacking yours.

http://www.norcalttora.com/gallery/album165
http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=386513

Later,
....Mike

Dick Foster
08-22-2005, 04:02 PM
Toby's bother or Lavender bros is not ringing any bells.

Kyoteh
08-22-2005, 04:43 PM
I put your pics on the NorCal server and put a link on the Pirate board. We'll let them kill our free bandwidth instead of whacking yours.

Later,
....Mike

Sounds good Mike! Thanks!

Reebles
08-22-2005, 06:26 PM
Thanks to you guys for going and devoting your time to the trail...I wish I could have been there, but have some family medical stuff going on right now...

Mike
08-22-2005, 07:38 PM
Thanks to you guys for going and devoting your time to the trail...I wish I could have been there, but have some family medical stuff going on right now...

My life pretty much revolves around wheeling, camping, and generally enjoying the outdoors. Putting in a work day here and there is really not a big sacrifice. Got to meet lots of cool people, and got to party at Rubicon Springs!

Later,
....Mike

Reebles
08-22-2005, 07:44 PM
No, a day here and there is not alot at all....I will be at the Cantina buying Tacos to help the con :)

Mike
08-22-2005, 07:48 PM
No, a day here and there is not alot at all....I will be at the Cantina buying Tacos to help the con :)

The thought of trying to get up there on a three day holiday weekend makes me cringe. I may leave at midnight or something just to avoid traffic from hell.

The new forest order will probably be in effect by then which means no driving off of numbered official forest service system roads. No more driving down to Loon Lake, etc. I guess I could put my tent on the side of the road. :rolleyes:

Later,
....Mike

Big-A
08-22-2005, 08:04 PM
I think ya should have just wrenched next weekend and hitched a ride like I did! I know having your own truck with you is the best but this was soooooo well worth it! :D

I agree with you Peri,I should have gone because I was mad all weekend that I couldnt go.......I shoulda went........damn,I was supposed to go.......I guess I was just a little ticked that I couldnt take my own truck because I have been dying to go on the Rubicon for a few years now,thumbs up to all who made it......you are the ones who truly care about the future of our trails and are truly dedicated :kewl: :kewl: and my apologies for flaking to all ........may the fleas of a thousand monkies infest my pubic hair :o

BigBadBob0
08-22-2005, 09:38 PM
I put your pics on the NorCal server and put a link on the Pirate board. We'll let them kill our free bandwidth instead of whacking yours.


Not a bad spike :)
http://tinyurl.com/ah4cv

Mike
08-22-2005, 10:28 PM
Not a bad spike :)
http://tinyurl.com/ah4cv

Was that supposed to go to a bandwidth usage graph?

Later,
....Mike

Mike
08-22-2005, 10:32 PM
I agree with you Peri,I should have gone because I was mad all weekend that I couldnt go.......I shoulda went........damn,I was supposed to go.......I guess I was just a little ticked that I couldnt take my own truck because I have been dying to go on the Rubicon for a few years now,thumbs up to all who made it......you are the ones who truly care about the future of our trails and are truly dedicated :kewl: :kewl: and my apologies for flaking to all ........may the fleas of a thousand monkies infest my pubic hair :o

The NorCal chapter currently has 518 members. I was hoping for better than 1% turnout. :rolleyes:

Bob and I decided to change the way the NorCal chapter works. Anyone who signs up gets on the email list so I can spam them with upcoming events, trip reports, environmental issues, etc.

But the members list will only show people who have actually driven their truck off the pavement at some point on one of our trips. :D

That should cut our membership down to about 20 or 30.

Later,
....Mike

BigBadBob0
08-22-2005, 10:53 PM
Was that supposed to go to a bandwidth usage graph?

Later,
....Mike

Whoops. I cut off the copy/paste one char short.

AngryAndy
08-22-2005, 11:08 PM
The NorCal chapter currently has 518 members. I was hoping for better than 1% turnout. :rolleyes:

Bob and I decided to change the way the NorCal chapter works. Anyone who signs up gets on the email list so I can spam them with upcoming events, trip reports, environmental issues, etc.

But the members list will only show people who have actually driven their truck off the pavement at some point on one of our trips. :D

That should cut our membership down to about 20 or 30.

Later,
....Mike


YES!!!!!!!!!! :clap:

I say, delete the WHOLE list...and start off blank...no cliams of "I wheeled pismo five years ago, and I am not on the members list"..... :baby:

And then each trip, add the names of those who showed up and wheeled. Also, how about a 'trip log' or a 'members' log...showing the trips they have been on, and the last trip made.... :2cents:

BigBadBob0
08-22-2005, 11:11 PM
Good suggestions but I'm far too lazy to implement them. The members purge is being carried out now. If I don't know who you are you don't wheel enough :)

But where were you last weekend!?!?

Mike
08-22-2005, 11:30 PM
Good suggestions but I'm far too lazy to implement them. The members purge is being carried out now. If I don't know who you are you don't wheel enough :)

But where were you last weekend!?!?

Andy's union, and he's not authorized to operate a shovel. :rolleyes:

Later,
....Mike

AngryAndy
08-22-2005, 11:34 PM
Good suggestions but I'm far too lazy to implement them. The members purge is being carried out now. If I don't know who you are you don't wheel enough :)

But where were you last weekend!?!?

Family stuff, brothers 40th bday....i knew they were planning stuff as soon as you posted the date. Thats why i never up and said i was going....and it sucked too. I would have rather been there with you all....believe me. I would have stayed at Harvey's on friday, then cleaned on saturday, and been hella tired and ANGRY on Sunday. Mike said he met my twin there, some angry dude in a jeep....

I just think it would be funny to see when some of these "members" actually were on a run with us....and then we could call them out cause they are still 'wheeling virgins', until they hit five trips or so....come on, Bob; I will even allow you in the new club. I am sure you heard about it! LOL.

AngryAndy
08-22-2005, 11:35 PM
Andy's union, and he's not authorized to operate a shovel. :rolleyes:

Later,
....Mike


HEY!

I resemble that remark.....

fawker.

I could have pointed my finger and shit, and yelled and been angry....i am good at that stuff.

Big-A
08-22-2005, 11:52 PM
The NorCal chapter currently has 518 members. I was hoping for better than 1% turnout. :rolleyes:

Bob and I decided to change the way the NorCal chapter works. Anyone who signs up gets on the email list so I can spam them with upcoming events, trip reports, environmental issues, etc.

But the members list will only show people who have actually driven their truck off the pavement at some point on one of our trips. :D

That should cut our membership down to about 20 or 30.

Later,
....Mike

518 members..............holy shmoly where the hell are they? I only personally know about 20 out of that 518 geese.............I say we post a Red Dog run then they will show up :D

noclinkers
08-29-2005, 10:07 PM
Hey mike,

I know I don't have a "Tacoma" I do drive a Yota though.

I was wondering if I could get on your mailing list of events. I can and would like to make alot of events I just need to plan in advance.

I appreciate it.

See ya,

Bob

Edit: I wouldn't bring my kids on all of runs oif course. I wouldn't want them to abuse Andy like last time and run him off.

I was thinking about heading to Moab the first week of Oct. Do you guys have anything going then?

Mike
08-29-2005, 10:15 PM
Hey mike,

I know I don't have a "Tacoma" I do drive a Yota though.

I was wondering if I could get on your mailing list of events. I can and would like to make alot of events I just need to plan in advance.

I appreciate it.

See ya,

Bob

Hi Bob. You are more than welcome to join us on all of our events. The club is actually open to all off-road capable Toyotas, but in reality we wheel with everyone no matter what they drive. :D Go to http://www.norcalttora.com/newMember.php and sign up! If something isn't working let me know and I will look into it.

Later,
....Mike

tacodab
08-29-2005, 10:16 PM
MIKE!!!!!!!!!
how was the trip?

Mike
08-29-2005, 10:18 PM
I was thinking about heading to Moab the first week of Oct. Do you guys have anything going then?

There will be lots of us out there for that trip. Get in touch with Peter Parks for all the details, he's the one planning everything out for us.

And your kids are always welcome on trips. Someone has to put Angry Andy in his place! :D

Later,
....Mike

Mike
08-29-2005, 10:19 PM
MIKE!!!!!!!!!
how was the trip?

Dean! Look for a new thread soon!

Later,
....Mike

tacodab
08-29-2005, 10:54 PM
Dean! Look for a new thread soon!

Later,
....Mike
:)
10-4

noclinkers
08-30-2005, 10:44 PM
There will be lots of us out there for that trip. Get in touch with Peter Parks for all the details, he's the one planning everything out for us.

And your kids are always welcome on trips. Someone has to put Angry Andy in his place! :D

Later,
....Mike

e-mailed Peter and there was a spot open so I'm in. Can't wait. Thanks, Bob

Oh ya I will be by myself so I have anopen seat if someone needs a ride.

Mike
08-30-2005, 10:57 PM
e-mailed Peter and there was a spot open so I'm in. Can't wait. Thanks, Bob

Oh ya I will be by myself so I have anopen seat if someone needs a ride.

So you're doing the whole week thing? Cool! I can't wait to check out the White Rim trail. We'll be joining the rest of the guys and girls for some other Moab trails on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Many of us are staying at Motel 6, they are very four-wheeler friendly.

See ya then!

Later,
....Mike

noclinkers
08-30-2005, 11:05 PM
When are you leaving, and what route are you going to take? Thanks, Bob

Mike
08-30-2005, 11:18 PM
When are you leaving, and what route are you going to take? Thanks, Bob

I think I am going to go to 'Vegas with Peter on Sunday, then head to Moab on Monday. White Rim on Tuesday and Wednesday, then other Moab trails with the rest of the group on Thursday - Saturday. I may drive the 16 hours home on Sunday, or burn one more vacation/sick day and take Monday off as well.

Travelling with others is always nice though, sometimes shit happens on the road.

Later,
....Mike

Dick Foster
08-31-2005, 11:56 AM
I'm taking my usual fun route. Probably overnight in Ely this time going and coming as it's the half way mark.