ATV Trip Guide: The Rubicon Trail

I captured this image a few years ago while on a multi-day tour of the Rubicon Trail. In case you've never heard of the Rubicon Trail, this 22-mile stretch of rocks ascends through the Sierra Nevada Mountains just west of Lake Tahoe, Calif., and about 80 miles east of Sacramento. It is known as the toughest OH V trail in the U.S., if not the world.

When
When it is dry with no rain in forecast. The best months are June through September. The Rubicon Trail is officially closed for two weeks each summer--the last week in July and first week in August for Jeep jamborees.

How
It takes one hour to get from Sacramento to Georgetown. The trail starts in Georgetown and ends at Lake Tahoe. Once you get to Georgetown, ask anyone where the trail starts. Remember, you need a [valid green sticker](http:// http//ohv.parks.ca.gov/), and you can get water at Rubicon Springs.

Eat
Get yer food in Georgetown. After that, you will have to resort to cannibalism.