What was meant to be an easy day of wheeling turned into a long day of truck recovery.
After working on the Samurai for months with friends we decided to take it out for a quick test run. Unfortunately the first outing turned out to be its last! We're not sure if it was the slick surface or a brake malfunction, but we ended up taking a nice tumble off the side of the hill. We made it out fine, but the poor Sammy was not long for this world.
A Real Cliffhanger
I thought I was getting ready to head down the same sandy slope I just drove up. I was way wrong! Thankfully the long and heavy Hummer high-centered on its skids and kept me front driving off the edge!
My brother and I took a drive out on the farm to check on a cow that had gotten stuck in the mud. It didn't take us long to relate to how she felt!
My copilot said it was just a puddle!
I hit the brakes in a tight downhill turn, and the next thing I knew my Bronco was on its side!
After struggling to choose whether to link the rear suspension or build an exo-cage, I went with the cage since occupant safety is more important. I'm glad I did, as the following outing I put my '85 Toyota on its lid!
Always look carefully before backing up on the trail!
There is nothing better than spending the day mudding with family and friends!
This is what happens when you let your nimrod brother-in-law get behind the wheel of your Jeep. It didn't take long for him to find the deepest and most foul-smelling mud hole in the entire Hogan's Offroad Park in Oklahoma.