We went out to do a little power testing after installing a new exhaust on my Super Duty. Turns out that it did give the truck a little extra pep, but that didn't help much once the 37s sank into the dirt!
I was out at the Cliffs in Marseilles, Illinois, when I spotted an innocent-looking mud hole. It ended up being a bottomless pit and took a couple of built Samurais to pull me out.
This happened on the first stop of our Jeep club's Poker Run. The pit was worth an extra card. This card eventually helped me complete my flush and netted me Second Place and a prize!
After a few of us locals drove out to the woods to pull out a vacationer from Minnesota, we headed back on a different path. The Alaskan wilderness soon swallowed my '04 F-350. As night fell we broke two winch cables attempting to unearth my 1-ton. We decided to leave it overnight and came back the following morning with a few more Jeeps and a fresh set of cables. We had it out in under an hour.
Deep In Thought
It turned out that this Kentucky mud hole was a lot deeper than I thought!
She's A Keeper
After several days of pouring rain, Red (my fiancé) decided to go "check on the mud hole" in my '99 Jeep Wrangler while I was at work. As it turns out the mud hole was just fine, but apparently hungry for Jeeps. I had to leave work to go pull him out with his ZR2 Blazer!
Always be careful when attaching recovery hooks. As close as I can figure it, I was only one tree stump away from rolling into oblivion (or about 700 feet down the cliff).
Luckily, the monster stump saved me and I was able to make it home in one piece.
Jumping the Jeep seemed like a good idea at the time. But a set of broken leaves and two blown shocks made me wish my '93 YJ had stayed grounded!
While wheeling at Silver Lake Dunes with some of my buddies I decided to try my luck on a rather large hill. The first run got me stuck, but the second one I was greeted with success!
Mansour's mishap Snaps
Always remember to top off your tank before entering the pit!
The fording depth on the new Jeep Wrangler is much better than one would think.
After losing two pairs of shoes, breaking two straps, and being stuck for two days, I am starting to think that good things don't come in pairs!
I thought I knew better than my spotter. Next time I think I will just listen to him!
Back Up Plan
Sometimes you need to call on your Deere friends when you are stuck in the mud.
Always take a second look before driving over a razorback in the dunes.
Skyjacker Suspension's Lonnie McCurry Jr. takes durability testing pretty seriously.
After a few skyward leaps the Jeep was still going strong, but one of the rear shock mounts had seen better days.