Sunday Arrival in Georgetown. If you fly into Sacramento I can arrange to pick you up and shuttle you to Georgetown. A small town founded during the hectic and wild Gold Rush days. Today it's a quiet, romantic town. We'll stay at the Rock Creek Inn. A clean, comfortable and quiet little place. Over dinner (we meet at 7 pm at the Chinese Restaurant) I'll tell you what to expect of the adventurous trip ahead. After dinner we might visit one of the local bars and join the gold miners and lumberjacks for a drink.
Monday Last "civilized" breakfast at Buffalo Hill Cafe. We'll leave around 9.30. After about 30 miles we'll reach Uncle Tom's Cabin, a bar, were trappers and gold miners already hung their hats in the 1860s. Let's have a coffee or beer there.
Around noon we'll arrive at Loon Lake where we'll set up for lunch. I'll prep you how to survive the Rubicon Trail without damaging the vehicles or even worse: your ego. The "road" ahead is so unbelievably rough, you'll rub your eyes. But no previous experience is required, just take it easy and enjoy the adventure. I'll guide you through.
We won't get far on our first day, maybe 1/2 mile. Yes, you read right. Half a mile.
Because the secret of survival in this labyrinth of boulders is to drive very slowly and very carefully. Some of the obstacles seem unconquerable, and this is only a warmup for what's ahead for tomorrow. You might start to doubt your sanity. Camp underneath a clear star-lit sky close to Pleasant Lake. Dinner Old West Style: Beans, steak and coffee.