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Whats the dumbest thing you have done to get stuck
This thread should bring out some good stories from this crowd!
For me it was listening to a freind. I had given Dan a fairly hard time about his getting stuck in Mt Shasta "sand" (which is really pumice) and taking most of 2 days to get out. This stuff is nasty and is as close to dry quicksand as it gets. His revenge was to tell me about a place he wanted to show me, and to direct me into a place where the road made a turn around into a deep layer of it. I felt the tires digging in and tried to keep em going, but no go. Down to the axles. In a 2WD ford truck.
He's laughing his butt off and I realize were in deep! He crows about how now I can show him how its done, since I'm so smart... Well I had a hylift and some plywood in the back and proceed to jack, fill, cover and ramp the pumice as best I can. Forward a foot or so and back in. Do it again, and again, and again, and again, I had got about 12-15 feet and was about 8 feet away from more solid ground, when another truck comes by. 4x4 and a huge winch. Pulled me out right away. All in all less than 2 hours to get out.
What was really funny was Dan offered to go get his truck and pull me out, and he realizes hes out of gas, ran out pulling into camp. He'll have to haul gas from my stuck truck, and in what? No can. You shoulda seen his face! So this truck showing up saved his tail too!
That wasn't the last time for us to get stuck in this stuff, and it will probably happen again, but was the funniest and worst, at least for me. Dan stll holds the record...[img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]