2015 WAYALIFE Rockin Rubicon Run Photo Highlights

wayoflife

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Without question, the WAYALIFE EPIC TREX Rockin Rubicon Runs are always a great time but with almost 30 Jeeps and well over 50 amazing people coming from as far away as Idaho, Ohio, New York and Massachusetts, I'd have to say that this was by far one of the best ones ever! Everyone was so much fun and I still can't stop laughing every time I think about the crazy good times we had at camp. Of course, Andrew proposing to Julie on the trail and her accepting was truly icing on the cake.

Unfortunately, I wasn't able to take as many pics as I would have preferred but, below are a few that I was able to grab with my phone. It is my hope that others were able to snap a few as well and will add them to this thread.

2 DAYS BEFORE THE RUN
A couple of days before our run, a bunch of people decided to make their way up to Tahoe early and a few of them were kind enough to stop by Camp WAYALIFE to say hello.
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Keagan, Alana and Jay were the first of the East Coast folks to show up.
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To help welcome all our guests, we decided to have a BBQ and wait for the rest of the East Coast crew to show up.
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To good times ahead!
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Late into the night, they finally showed up. Here's a shot of Andrew saying hello to everyone.
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1 DAY BEFORE THE RUN
Bright and early the next day, everyone who came by Camp WAYALIFE to strip down and store their tops and doors.
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Having driven well over 2,500 miles, a few of the guys from the East Coast like Andrew decided to use some of the tools at Camp WAYALIFE to do a once over and take care of some well needed maintenance before hitting the Rubicon.
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East Coast rigs stripped down and ready to go.
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Getting ready to go up the street to do some flex testing and go over a few of the Jeeps that got worked on.
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Robbie getting twisted up.
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Going over Dom's Jeep.
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Andrew heading out of the ravine.
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Jay getting twisted up.
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With everything checking out and looking good, it was time to make our way up to Tahoe.
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Up in Tahoe and at our drivers meeting.
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Here's a shot of everyone at the pre-run dinner.
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And the party goes on - CHEERS!!
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DAY 1 - WAYALIFE ROCKIN RUBICON RUN
All lined up and ready to roll at the crack of dawn.
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Making our way to the Loon Lake Trailhead.
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Airing down at the Loon Lake staging area.
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The first of 4 groups at the top of the Granite Bowl.
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Heading down into the bowl.
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Climbing up and out on the other side.
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Jay flexing out on Walker Rock.
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A couple of shots of Cindy descending the big boulders just before the Soup Bowl.
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On our way to the Little Sluice.
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Working our way up the Little Sluice.
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This is about the point where Andrew proposed to Julie and so, I'm kind of thinking this part of the Rubicon Trail should now be referred to as "Proposal Point"
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Coming around and close to the granite slabs.
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There's still a bit of water up on top of the slabs.
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Julie behind the wheel and getting ready to drop into the water.
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With a view of Buck Island Lake in the distance - Getting ready to head down the slabs.
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Coming down the slabs.
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Taking in the view at Buck Island Lake.
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Julie cooling off in the water with Tessa.
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Heading over to the Big Sluice.
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Descending the Big Sluice.
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Crossing the famous Rubicon Bridge and before dark!
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Andrew pouring up some ca' baams :D
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Good times by the campfire.
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wayoflife

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DAY 2 - CHILLIN AT RUBICON SPRINGS
Kicking off the day with some breakfast down at Rubicon Springs.
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Tony letting his Jeep relieve itself after crossing the Rubicon River and taking on some water the night before.
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Julie taking the first plunge into the "beautiful" water.
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Dom having second thoughts but flying in anyway.
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Here goes Robbie.
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The kids were quite industrious on this trip and pulled in a load of crawfish.
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Even better, Kyle's daughter Sam lead the way, cooked them up and got all the other kids to eat them.
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Funny how there's always way too much food to go around - you simply can't give it away.
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Frisbee time!
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Is it too early to start drinking? CHEERS!!
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What? Another round? CHEERS!!
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To all our friends both old and new - CHEERS!!!
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Time for some firewood Jenga.
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Yet another wonderful night around the campfire.
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DAY 3 - CADILLAC HILL
Parting is such sweet sorrow - getting ready to leave Rubicon Springs.
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To yet another awesome WAYALIFE Rockin Rubicon Run - YEEHAW!!
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And finally - it's WOODY TIME - CHEERS!!!!!
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Again, I apologize for the lack of photos but when you're leading a group as big as this and trying to film it at the same time, there's only so much one can do. That being said, I really do need to thank JeepFan, Gem Hunter, RanchoRubi, Trail Bud, Panda, Mooch and crippledpetey for all their help in making this run possible. We honestly couldn't have done it without you. I also have to thank Steigertime for bringing out all the tasty Cliff Bars as I know everyone appreciated snacking on them on the trail. Of course, I have to thank noroads and Young Fire for having shot glasses made and bringing them out for everyone who came - I mean, who does that?! You guys rock!! Last but not least, I have to thank all the East Coast guys and gals - Jay, Alana, Keagan, Robbie, Bill and Dom for making the crazy long ass drive out here and really, everyone else who joined us on this awesome run and for making it so much fun. You guys and gals are the reason why Cindy and I started WAYALIFE and we so hope you'll join us on future runs to come.

Until next time...

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wayoflife

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BONUS RUN
After recovering from our WAYALIFE Rockin Rubicon Run celebration the night before, we made our way back to Camp WAYALIFE to get everyone buttoned back up and to work on a few Jeeps. After sending those who needed to head back home on their way, the rest of us decided to do another easy run with the hopes of exploring some of the cool things you can find in this neck of the woods.

Fortunately for us, we only had a couple of Jeeps that needed some help after our run and worst of which was a bent axle flange on Dom's Jeep. Fortunately, Moochie had a spare and so we were able to get it swapped before sending Dom on his long drive home.
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As luck would have it, pulling the shaft also revealed that Dom had twisted splines as well.
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After working on Jeeps, Cindy and I took Jay, Alana, Keagan, Andrew, Julie, Et, Tony, Steph, Tina and Jason up to some old snow sheds we know of in the area. It'd been a while since we've been up here and we weren't sure if it'd be open or not but, as luck would have it, they were open... at least, on this day.
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Not exactly a snow shed but this was a cool tunnel we got to go through.
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Last but not least, this is one of many historical trail makers we've come across over the last few years and specifically, this one notes the climb up the Truckee Route.
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For those of you who know where these snow sheds are and/or how to get to them, I'd be grateful if you would PLEASE not post ANY information about them.

I hope you all enjoyed the pics from our short bonus run :cool:
 

CarsonCindy

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WooHoo!! What an epic trek on the Rubicon Trail with all our good friends! So awesome that a few came from all the way back east!

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Slavens

Caught the Bug
Amazing time that's all I can say.
We still here for dinner tonight so it isn't over yet but what a great run with great people.
 

10frank9

Web Wheeler
Great trip. Epic wheeling with an amazing group of people. Still here in Tahoe with the Wayalife crew, will post photos when I get a chance.

Shout out to all the trail leaders and tail gunners for keeping the groups rolling and Eddie and Cindy for their amazing hospitality.
 

drtnwtr

Member
WAYALIFE EPIC TREX : Rockin Rubicon Run 2015 - July 14th-16th

Another incredible Rockin Rubicon trip. A big thanks to everyone for a great time! A special thanks to Tony and Eddie for the axle shaft replacement on the trail...and of course Ken, for supplying the axle shaft.

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drtnwtr

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WAYALIFE EPIC TREX : Rockin Rubicon Run 2015 - July 14th-16th

Here's a few pics...more to come

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YoungFire

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Wow. What an epic trip. The Rubicon trail was breathtaking, challenging and so much fun! Thank you everyone for having the trouble from the east. And for sharing what became and even bigger part of my life!
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kyleolson

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An absolute amazing trip.... Super awesome people.... My girls said it was they also had a blast...

Thanks to Eddie and Cindy for all they did to put this on!!!!
 

NAUJK

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here are some more for ya'll. crappy photos from my phone.
 

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