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02 Jun 2016 11:55 - 27 Jul 2016 10:08 #204 by Platypus
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Dusy-Ershim point to point trail ride September 1-5, 2016
Join the FFO trail ride group here: fullflexoffroad.com/index.php/ffo-zone/v...-offroad-trail-rides

Event on calendar is here: fullflexoffroad.com/index.php/ffo-zone/v...shim-trail?groupid=6

great photos of the trail forum.aev-conversions.com/showthread.php?t=8833
dirtopia info: www.dirtopia.com/wiki/Dusy_/_Ershim_Trail
good map and info: www.everytrail.com/guide/dusy-ershim-4x4-trail

Starting a prep list for trail repairs, camping, and rations.

For Platyupus:
Spare drive shafts
Spare u joints
Spare tire

Tools:
Wire strippers
extra wire and terminals
socket set
mallet
xxxxon board welder (rob bringing)
Radiator hoses
battery booster
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Last Edit: 27 Jul 2016 10:08 by Platypus. Reason: got dates wrong...tool list
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02 Jun 2016 14:35 #207 by Platypus
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Here is the return trip to the trailer raaaaaab...2 hours on public streets, bleh
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02 Jun 2016 15:01 #208 by Platypus
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current plan for me is to meet/trailer drop in Shaver Lake area. Then one hour illegal drive to Courtright Reservoir for trailhead.
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20 Jul 2016 12:17 #269 by Platypus
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The Platypus passed smog! just need to pay the exorbitant late fees and will be street legal again ha!
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20 Jul 2016 14:22 - 20 Jul 2016 14:26 #270 by Raaaaaaaaab
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Trip Skeleton...
Thursday - either leave super early or around 10AM (for me)
Thursday afternoon - arrive in Shaver Lake (see hotel option below)
Thursday night - happy hour, eat enjoy last hot shower.
Friday morning - top off on gas and head to trailhead.. timing TBD.
Friday - wheel
Saturday - wheel
Sunday - wheel and return shaver lake end of day, happy hour, get trucks and trailer and load rigs (TBD, see below)
Monday - wake up super fricken early to avoid traffic and head home...

Gas
Last gas we need to fill up in Shaver Lake.
Shaver to courtright (trail head) is 35 miles
Dusy trail is 35 miles in total (lots of idle time of course)
Kaisser Pass (trail end) back to Shaver Lake gas station is 30 miles
Total is 100 miles, most guys are saying they bring extra 5 gallons of gas..

I am targeting to bring an extra 10 gallons (2 five gallon jugs)

Trailer storage
In the link above a guy said we can keep trailers/tow rigs at marina for $17 a night.
Sierra Marina at Shaver Lake
(559) 841-3324
www.yelp.com/biz/sierra-marina-inc-shaver-lake

This seems like best location since once were done with trail we will be driving right back into Shaver Lake (again like 30 miles or so from end of trail)

Hotel
In Shaver found this gem... as of now for Thursday night there are plenty of room options to choose from,
65->180 or so for the night.
www.yelp.com/biz/shaver-lake-village-hotel-shaver-lake


Outstanding items for logistics..
Parking available at hotel for rigs/trailers etc or do we need to go straight to marina and unload day of arrival
Can we drop/get truck and trailer at Marina when closed?
Sunday night pickup trucks and trailers after trail and take the truck/trailer to hotel? (not sure of parking lot space)
Where are we camping along the dusy trail?
Do we plan on fishing?
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20 Jul 2016 14:27 #271 by Raaaaaaaaab
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Let me know feedback so we can start locking down space a marina and hotel etc...
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20 Jul 2016 14:36 #272 by Raaaaaaaaab
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My Tool list (to reduce overlap)
Hi Jack
Electric Impact
Drill
SawsAll (need blades)
Electric Converter
U joint press
1350 spare U joints (2)
Jumper Cables (they suck)
On Board Air and tire deflators
Extra Engine Oil, Coolant and Power Steering, gear oil and RTV
Zip Ties
Hose Clamps
Extra wire
Hammer/sockets/adjustable wrenches etc
Fire Extinguisher
Jack Daniels
Stick Welding rods.. in case things get real interesting (need 2nd set of jumper cables)
Bungee cords
Ratchet straps.
Tree saver straps, D rings, long/short straps and snatch block.
(2) 5 gallon jerry cans
5 Gallons of water
Legit Water Filter (for all to use if we need water from stream)

All for now...
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25 Jul 2016 21:57 #299 by Platypus
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It was just brought to my attention that there is a cal4wheel event that weekend

Might be more crowded than we thought
cal4wheel.com/high-sierra-poker-run
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26 Jul 2016 21:34 #300 by Luis
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It would be awesome if this was pushed back!!

Would give a wee bit more time to get my bitch ready since I REALLY want to go. Kinda, sorta inviting myself, hope that's alright.
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27 Jul 2016 10:24 #302 by Platypus
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Luis wrote: It would be awesome if this was pushed back!!

Would give a wee bit more time to get my bitch ready since I REALLY want to go. Kinda, sorta inviting myself, hope that's alright.


Geez man...Desperation is a stinky cologne lol!! J/K
Trail ride open to anybody brother.

For the sake of the group, apparently this trail is no joke. I might have issues with my set up even. I think min of 35's and rear locker. Your running that right?

If you dont get your shit done by then, will do another one soon enough. I know we are going to do a non KOH - hammers trip (because its frickin awesome when no one is out there.)
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27 Jul 2016 10:40 #303 by Platypus
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what about just renting a condo for the weekend. Safe trailer drop and there are still places that sleep 7-8 people available. Here is an example: www.shaverlake.com/rentals/properties/Living-Pines-Condominium/





With 4 people it would be 200.00 each
If we get more to go obviously cheaper....not too bad for insuring our shit doesn't get fucked with while on the trail
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27 Jul 2016 11:28 #304 by steve la rue
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I have 3 or 4 jeep leaving with me from east county Thursday morning early, sept. 1st.
I have to grab my passenger in Fresno. He has already sent me the maps from the ranger station and got us a fire permit. i am up for any thing with accommodations for the nights not on tail. there is going to be like five or six people. looking at the maps and cal 4wheelers web page they are going to stay in one area. not on the trail it self but just north.
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