When you get a Toyota truck stuck, you know you are stuck.
It started out as a simple task of taking salt to the neighbor's cows. Our neighbor was recently injured and we were helping out a little.
Luckily Dave knew the road could be difficult. We hadn't been on it since the flooding of last fall. So he came prepared with the right equipment.
He had to saw some trees in order to prepare to pull the truck out.
We had a come-along. Dave hooked it to a tree and started slowly pulling the truck.
We were making some progress when.....oops again
Another, deeper hole. I was starting to have doubts by now. Dave re-thought his approach, and tried different angles with the come-along.
Then the front end fell in.. Oh dear.
Dave kept re positioning and pulling. He got in and tried to move it, having me run the come-along.
Finally after quite a while and several attempts we got it out. But, we still had to get through the crossing. Dave made a path a different way through it and I crossed my fingers.
The last hill he had to make a couple attempts to get up it. I was afraid we were going to get stuck again.. As you can see, Dave was laughing at me.
We did get out and were on our way. We didn't know what might be in store for us ahead. We had a long way to go yet.
We made it up the rest of the road without incident and enjoyed the beauty of the canyon. This is an old miner's cabin.
The hill above where they mined.
We got the salt delivered and headed back down the same road. Oh my..
I guess the moral of this story is to take the proper tools when on back roads.