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Chris.S.
05-28-2008, 12:23 PM
Well, last weekend we tried to find our up to the cell tower you can see from downtown Kelowna. Went up Bear creek main to about the 25k mark or so and turned up a logging road with a sign naming it: "cell phone road" thought for sure that was it. If it was I took a wrong turn somewhere and ended up in a fresh and active logging area....

A locked rear axle might have got me out, a LS probably would even been better than my stock open. Now I truly understand the differences and advantages...

The right side caught me and sucked me in before I could say oh crap.
http://photos-e.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v251/52/117/531386639/n531386639_850012_4380.jpg
Let's try pulling it out the way it went in.
http://photos-f.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v251/52/117/531386639/n531386639_850029_9279.jpg
Guess I'd better start digging
http://photos-h.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v251/52/117/531386639/n531386639_850015_5224.jpg
She's really in there:
http://photos-c.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v251/52/117/531386639/n531386639_850018_6070.jpg
http://photos-a.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v251/52/117/531386639/n531386639_850016_5507.jpg
I guess this would explain why it wouldn't come out backwards, front wheel bounced OVER the culvert. It was the only culvert for hundres of metres and I found it.
http://photos-c.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v251/52/117/531386639/n531386639_850026_8398.jpg
It's out!
http://photos-d.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v251/52/117/531386639/n531386639_850027_8694.jpg
The hole I left behind, I'm sure the loggers up there are laughin at my marks right now...
http://photos-b.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v251/52/117/531386639/n531386639_850025_8100.jpg
Mud soup. What do you mean that's stuck?
http://photos-b.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v251/52/117/531386639/n531386639_850033_459.jpg
High centered, resting on the frame and the exhaust pipe, the pass side buried to the body:
http://photos-a.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v251/52/117/531386639/n531386639_850032_167.jpg
Not my Fiancee, (She's holding the camera) but the driver of the truck that tugged me out:
http://photos-f.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v251/52/117/531386639/n531386639_850021_6919.jpg

Good times in the mud on a Saturday afternoon.....:)

redman
05-28-2008, 12:33 PM
can I get a tug too? j/k

looks like a good stuck

MikeWild
05-28-2008, 12:41 PM
whoops! It figures that if there's a singular obstacle with nothing else for miles, chances are we find it! :D

Nice stuck, glad you got out with no major carnage!

trencher
05-28-2008, 02:25 PM
I've seen those damn culverts reachout and pull trucks in:D





swear man i have:party0010:

Chris.S.
05-28-2008, 05:04 PM
I've seen those damn culverts reachout and pull trucks in:D

That's exactly how it went down!

I was real glad to get out with no damage at all. Especially after I discovered I'd lost a clevis and had to yank from one side, with a truck that didn't have a receiver so we were pulling off her hitch.....

kootenaycat
05-28-2008, 08:21 PM
So, since your fiance watched her give you a tug, does that mean you've had a 3-way? :D

Glad to hear there wasn't major damage, culverts are usually hard on tires among other items!

BeerBaron666
05-28-2008, 08:31 PM
nice tow strap:D

TWOZEROFOUR
05-28-2008, 09:07 PM
my buddie drives his 2wd mazda up to that cell tower,,, bad ass[36]

Chris.S.
05-29-2008, 06:36 AM
So, since your fiance watched her give you a tug, does that mean you've had a 3-way? :D

Glad to hear there wasn't major damage, culverts are usually hard on tires among other items!

Hm, I guess you're right I hadn't though of tha but yeah, three way......Oh yeah..... In the forest....

I was worried that the culvert might slash my sidewall but managed to get away clean...

my buddie drives his 2wd mazda up to that cell tower,,, bad ass[36]

Now if I could just find the right trail......

nice tow strap:D


You like that eh? I was wondering if anyone would comment on it. I just couldn't afford the extra $60.00 for a real strap (on a very limited budget with a wedding and honeymoon in three weeks to pay for) but I needed to have something with me. That's a rock climbing rope that I don't climb on anymore doubled back on itself until a 60m rope becomes a 30' tow strap. It's got just as much elasticity (or more maybe) that real straps and I sincerely doubt that anything I do with it could break it-I'd be surprised if it anything ever broke it. I will be getting a real strap as soon as I can though but that does the trick for now! (maybe I'll get one as a wedding present...)

Dirtybert
05-29-2008, 07:23 AM
ya that soft mud can really pull you in.

Taxidermy
05-29-2008, 10:15 AM
awesome pics

Rdnk_Wmn
05-29-2008, 10:44 AM
looks like an adventure, sweet pictures!

Cookie
05-29-2008, 11:29 AM
damn culverts eh.i slipped off in a crew truck and slashed a tire my first year workin in the patch.

Styx
05-31-2008, 11:52 PM
Climbing rope is tough but you can break it....... Trust me..........OUCH...
Guess it worked for you, Use what you can..
Congrats on the wedding comming up...[cheers]

C.W.
06-01-2008, 12:01 AM
Congrats on the wedding [cheers]

Princess auto is a good place to check for straps. Got mine for $20 from there on sale. Probly the best $20 i have spent.

dirka dave
06-01-2008, 12:09 AM
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[cheers]

Chris.S.
06-02-2008, 06:26 AM
Thanks for the congrats-can't wait for the honeymoon--Disneyland......



But yeah, I don't intend to use the climbing rope forever. It's just to bail me out until I have a chance to get one of those straps from Princess Auto (one of my favorite stores of all time).


Since we're on the subject, they come in 18'000 or 27'000. I think 18'000 would be plenty (my truck weighs 4300+tow vehicle at up to maybe 8000 is still only 12'000) but should I just get the 27'000 to give myself a larger margin of "error"?

Gumbo
06-03-2008, 07:42 PM
see if you can get yer tow girl to sign up here ;)

Chris.S.
06-04-2008, 06:30 AM
I'll see what I can do..........:)