Cruiser Night Wheeling Fail, Girlfriend Four Wheel Drive Fail, & a Jeep Rockclimb Surprise!
Mess Of The Month
This is what happens when you wheel unfamiliar territory at night! We ended up having to leave the bashed Cruiser overnight and head to the hospital since the crash broke my cousin Sal's arm. The next day we came back with a Jeep Cherokee to pull it out and then used my mom's Grand Cherokee to tow it home. Sorry again about the broken arm, Sal!
When you're going on deployment and you're handing the truck's keys over to your girlfriend, be sure to teach her how to use four-wheel drive before you ship off! It ended up taking a backhoe to lift my Dodge Ram out of the snow bank! So much for driving the truck back and forth to work once a week like she said!
I was wheeling at the Bison Ranch in Potosi, Montana, when I took a bad line on a four-story rockclimb. I rolled the Jeep end over end, then barrel-rolled it into a tree. I had my two young daughters onboard, but both were well prepared in a five-point harness and sat on their hands just as the Jeep began to roll. I had conquered the obstacle a few times before so this was a pretty big surprise for all those involved! The biggest bummer was that my TJ was the 25th to roll off of the assembly line and I had owned it since it was new. It pained me to have to total it out.
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