With Lake Mead dropping like it is if you try & drive to the water you are probably going to have problems. I walk out carefully, it's real soft.
|This was all lake bottom not too long ago|
The first guy was not even sure where his rented Suzuki was, we did finally find it. It was in up to the doors in mud ... I went down to look at it & got a little stuck, some shovel work & a little pushing got my van on the way. He called the park & they called for someone to get him out.
The second guy drove maybe 10' too far. We were going to be moving today anyway so I took a stab at it, 30' of chain & 20' of recovery strap. As soon as I gave it some gas he didn't move & my rear wheels sunk. If it had looked 'soft' I would not have tired it. Bummer!
|both of us stuck|
Lot's of digging, lots of rocks under the tires and it just sat there.
|Here I needed a high lift jack|
Finally a couple showed up in a red jeep, they were planning on driving to the water until they saw us stuck! Seth and Natalee Our saviors! I never did get their last name... Seth really appeared to enjoy him self with all this.
|Seth & Natalee stopped to save us! I did not get a last name|
With his high lift jack & his jeep we got it out.
We had to jack it up high enough to get the rear end off the ground, put big rocks under the tires, then do it to the other side. we pulled it to solid then when & helped the other guy get out (78 year old disabled - retired vet, he was going fishing).
We both had one of those days!
|The rocks to raise the tires|
I'm sorry I sold my high lift jack before we took off on the RV adventure, I'm going to have to get one and a come-a-long. I'll bet this is NOT the last dirt road I travel on this year.
I was busy & didn't get near enough pictures.
For what it's worth if you get stuck & want my help you'd better be with in reach of the maintained road, I have had enough of "no good deed goes unpunished" for this month!