It was great watching Cali..Dog use his new $50k "Mini-Van" to pull Zach's vintage truck out of the mud. Only a moment later to watch Zach launch himself thru the mud hole (this time I'll use 4x4 lo). When I saw his grill coming straight at me, I started looking for 'tenny traction' myself.
That silly junk car dinged me as well. I felt bad (new truck) until I saw that a lot of you guys got wrinkles too. In 10 minutes, we could have Hi-Lifted that junk off the trail.
Sidewinder was 'Hard Corps'!! 1noobie (Jessie) was a great trail boss, and got out to spot us. Then we saw grease on this left front wheel, and had to break out the jack and tools.
Toyotas are great! They don't break often, and when they do, you can fix 'em with tape and wire. I don't recommend using a tie down strap to hold your steering rack on to the crossmember, but guess what? It worked, and got him home!!
Getting back out of Sidewinder was not easy, by any means! After the 2nd time I strapped Matt off of a high center rock, I could smell my clutch! Matt promised to get a lift for his TJ! Backing up that hard corps trail to get him was the scariest thing I have tried in my truck!
I want to run Sidewinder again, but will bring more spare sparts. And, in a month or so, I should have my portable winch built.
We got about 80+ pics, will try to post 'em soon.