Q: "I have only little 4WD experience
- is the Rubicon Trail the right adventure for me?"
A: Even though the Rubicon Trail
is one of the most difficult trails in the US - novices will do just fine.
I am convinced, I could even guide a blind man behind the wheel over the
trail. I lead all events personally and I will show you everything you need
to learn to successfully and safely drive the Rubicon Trail.
Q: How difficult is it really?
A: Very, as in V E R Y .
Q: Are there any wild (as in dangerous) animals
A : Nope!
Q : How is the weather?
A: Sunshine! Sunshine! Sunshine!
Day temperatures will be in the mid 70s
to low 80s, nights are in the 50s and 60s.
Q: Will we have rain ?
A: Very unlikely, but not impossible. We
will be at around 6,000ft and summer thunderstorms could develop. So better
do you need to bring?
A: Not much - I
provide pretty much everything you need.
Q: What is the difference between
the Rubicon for first-timers and the 4X4 Driving Expert Seminar?
A : For both events, Rubicon for first-timers and Expert 4x4
Driving Seminar, we will be driving on the Rubicon Trail.
The main difference is that during "first-timers"
I will give participants just enough information and support to successfully
drive the Rubicon (with other words: "first-timers" is an exciting
and extreme adventure behind the wheel of a 4x4) - during the expert seminar
however, focus is not so much on adventure as on learning every detail of
traction control and making a 4x4 vehicle perform. I will carry a white
board for "classroom sessions" on the trail, students will receive
a detailed handout and during the drive on the trail I will cover every
aspect imaginable about four wheeling (with other words: a traction management
Though not as detailed , the "first-timers" event
is excellent for learning as well, since it gives you a good basic understanding
and all you need to do is ask more questions and I will share my knowledge