All the pictures from the run
We spent 8 hours in the woods driving around circles. There was a YJ on 36" boggers, a CJ5/CJ7/YJ (conglomeration of HEEP) on 35s, a Suburban on 40" TSLs, a Chevy truck on 40" TSLs, a Ford on 38-40" skinny boggers, and my truck on 33s.
The woods was mostly snow. There were some spots where I was driving on 6-10" of packed snow and my differentials were still dragging. Heck, I followed Marc and his differentials were dragging.
The CJ5/CJ7/YJ (Jay) lost a fender flare and knocked the glass out of the top. He also lost an alternator and kept spitting belts. Mentch let him borrow his winch alternator (dual alternator setup).
The YJ (Tom) lost a bead on the right front tire. Also parked it in water and filled the tub with water.
The Suburban (Mentch) broke the input shaft to his second transmission just as he started to static pull me out.
I got stuck in two holes with all four tires touching nothing. The first hole is the one where I'm parked in water. I ended up bypassing the ruts after 4 or 5 tries to get through the hole. It sucks having the smallest tires.
When Mentch broke his input shaft. I was trying to stay out of the ruts and got crossed up in them and stuck. I ended up winching myself out after he broke.
I was trying to go around a tree and kept getting closer and closer. I started out 4' away and ended up with my box hitting it. I winched myself away from the tree.
Tom in the water hole.
Tom in the creek.
Marc in the dropoff trying to go up it.
In this picture I was dealing with deep ruts. I kept getting hung up on the front axle. You can see the marks in the foreground. A six grand romp in first gear four low wouldn't even get me up and out. I let off at six grand once and the truck grabbed second gear and I got out. Everyone was running for fear of getting covered with mud. Usually when I'm in 4low not enough line pressure will build to grab second gear when I leave it in first but this time it did. Wheelspeed breaks [bleep]. I got lucky.
One of my six grand romps.
That's where I kept getting stuck.
The video of me parked in the water