At 8 the next morning, I was ready to leave. I would be convoying to South Dakota with Art Director Extraordinaire Alan Huber and Wild Web Editor Jason Gonderman. They would be riding in luxury in our '08 Land Cruiser project truck; I would be sweating in the loud, hot, and rugged Army Truck. Our first stop was Baker, California, for a fresh strawberry milkshake. This is where we also pulled the belt off my failed power-steering pump. And since I run a hydroboost system, I also lost the power to my brakes. It was 104 degrees in the shade.