Mike went ahead at the next water crossing, intending to shoot a few frames of the 4Runner in midstream. We’d been through here before, but last time the water was way, way down compared to this. Mike’s Colorado is a 2WD, so he hit the gas hard in order not to get stuck. This sent a big cascade skyward, right into his high-flow air intake, hydraulically stopping the engine dead in its tracks. If we were lucky, we’d be able to pull the spark plugs, clear the cylinders, and keep driving.