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49th POKER RUN, June 19-20, 2020

Ice House/Rubicon area of Eldorado National Forest in the High Sierras of California


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What to expect/Time Line


We will be celebrating 49 years of Poker Run on Father’s Day Weekrnd 2020
Our Hi-Landers Poker Run is an outstanding Four Wheel Drive Event with something for the whole family.  This run uses parts of the famous Rubicon Trail.  Entering at the Loon Lake Spillway, working its way through the Bowl up the Slabs down the Waterfalls and heads out through Wentworth Springs Camp Ground.  There are spectacular High Sierra views along the way.  If you have never been on the Rubicon Trail this is a good chance to try it out and don’t forget to bring your camera .


We run a safe and organized run with spotters to help you at all the difficult locations.  The participants traverse the trail in groups; each group has a group leader.  We have club members roving the trail and there is an event drag to make sure no one gets left behind so we all get back to camp safely.

Reg Booth


What to expect:
Event cheek-in starts on Friday at Noon and runs till 10pm part of the check-in process is a vehicle Safety Check.


StagingSaturday the rigs line up at the staging area located at the Loon Lake Spillway, departing in groups, each about one hour apart. Group one stages at 6:30am. You get to preselect your desired group of departure.  Note if you select Group Two or Three you will be in a difficult run for experienced drivers. Group Two & Three recommend lockers front & rear, and 33” tires these groups will not detour around the hard spots like the stair steps. The last group will leave at 9:00 AM. No vehicles will be allowed on the trail after 9:00 AM.
Morning snacks and coffee are served at staging.  Bring your own lunch and drinks. (Please refrain from Adult Beverages until you are safely tucked into camp for the evening.)

Check Point

Participants will collect playing cards in sealed envelopes at checkpoints along the way.  Once back at camp the cards will be opened by the folks running the Registration Booth but you won’t know who has the winning hands until after dinner.




We start serving our Steak and Chicken Barbeque Dinner around 4PM.

Kids Prize



Around 6:30 PM we start the evening actives with the kids Prize Drawing where no child goes home empty handed.
Other evening actives are awards presentation for Best Poker Hands, Best Check Point and Participation awards.  There is an adult prize drawing chucked full of off road accessories and Dancecamping gear.

Finally a dance and entertainment through the late evening hours.







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