An epic adventure awaits when you get invited to the Crawl Magazine Crawl The Con with some of the coolest people in the industry. With events cancelling left and right, it was a no brainer to go and get some trail time in! I mean who doesn’t want to go to the Rubicon? It’s a full on interactive sport in an off-road vehicle spanning 12 miles of rough terrain. It’s also a trail where you are on “10” most of the time! Technically the “ Rubicon Trail” is 22 miles long from Georgetown to South Lake Tahoe.
First things first. You must be prepared to camp and you better make a check list. The good thing about going with a big group is we all take care of each other if things are forgotten or any essentials are left behind. Are you ready for a 3 day camping trip on the Rubicon Trail? Its very primitive, but with all the new cool gadgets and camping gear out there it makes it seem easy and even homey!
Our road trip to NorCal is always an eventful time, especially with all the craziness going on. We ran into lots of challenges but the biggest one was just eating! From town to town, you never know what the “rules” are, no one is the same or even on the same page. It’s so dang confusing!! (me using my “nice” words). Mask, no Mask … what is open, what is not… ugh so annoying! When you are pulling a heavy trailer and Jeep it can be challenging enough but with all this mess it has become a matter of making sure you are ready for anything.
We all met up at the Ice House to camp overnight and hit the trail in the morning, I have never been here before and it was a great place to visit. Ice house is one of the last stops for food, gas, and essentials. They also have camping and lodging and a very cool bar area next to the cafe. The place is ran by some very cool ladies and locals that hang out. They, along with all the industry folks wheeling with us, had a lot of stories to tell. It was awesome meeting people that I had not met in person or had only met on Facebook. We all kicked back, had some brews and caught up. If you have never been to the “Icehouse” Resort you are missing out. It definitely is a sight to behold. The owners are the most wonderful people and the locals are very protective of this property.
After a good nights sleep, a breakfast burrito, and some coffee, it was time to load up and being the Adventure up to the Rubicon Trail!
Stay tuned for Part 2 of our trip to the “Crawl The Con 2020” …..
Ice House Resort
9199 Ice House Rd, Pollock Pines, CA 95726