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Jeep Buried In Snow & A Van On Fire - Whoops!

Posted in Whoops on January 9, 2015
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Six-Week Stuck
This was at Wild Bill OHV Trail in Montana, where only snowmobiles had been going at the time. Me and a buddy were trying to make it to the top of the trail head. At about 4 a.m., Search & Rescue came on snowmobiles; we were only two miles from the top. My dad and I went to try and retrieve the Jeep every weekend that we could. It was just killing me not having my own Jeep and having to get rides everywhere. On our last time going up to retrieve it, the Bigsky 4-Wheelers were coming down. They broke trail and helped us get the Jeep out — sadly, a Toyota with 40-inch tires winched my YJ out. This picture was taken when we drove up to get it out. My Jeep was stuck for about a month and a half because it wasn’t equipped with a winch.
Terry Easton

Burning Van Festival?
At Buchanan’s Mudfest 2014, this beer van got a little hot on the trail. No one got hurt, and the beer was saved.
Micah Mueller
Robertsville, MO

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