Just a little something to kill the time. I already posted the pic over in the Non4x4 forum, but here it is again. Now for the story........ Way back in the day, in the year of '93 to be exact, ole Bubba Ray was off in the exotic land of Hawaii, serving as a proud member of the United States Cavalry. Well, on previous misadventures, we had spotted this prime piece of wheeling real estate (name not divulged due to tree huggers) on government land on the island on Oahu. Well, how do some Army guys get the excuse to drive a great 4x4 at taxpayers' expense in some wild and wooley land? DRIVER'S TRAINING!!!!!! So the day had come to train. Afterwards, we would enjoy a little BBQ on a one of the most scenic beaches on the island (don't you jarheads wish you had it this good?) Now the picture doesn't give one the true appreciation of the trail. Compared to the Hill at Hollister, the percentage of grade I would guess would be about the same. But in this trail, there are large Jeep swallowing holes which makes navigation more difficult. For example, on a previous trip, my roommate was able to stand a HMMWV on end straight up on two tires while going down this same trail. Now onto the incident pictured....... The driver, along with a passenger riding shotgun were coming down and in attempt to miss the holes, the driver steered into the bank on the left side of the picture. He got the truck in a position of no return, it was just a matter of when they were going over. It was a very slow speed tip over, no injuries. Now onto the recovery, where the real fun began. Quickly taking stock in the terrain, it was decided that one of our squadron duece and half wreckers wasn't going to make it where we were. We just happened to have a couple of steel tow cables ("acquired" from aviators by the author)and some picks and shovels. Remember the bank on the left side of the picture, it "disappeared" in a couple of hours. Yes, there were a lot of small trees that were sacrificed for the cause, hence the classified location. Then one of our braver troops took his truck off the left side, and folks, this trail had nothing for incline angles compared to where this troop had to take his truck. A quick hook-up and the truck was righted and we were off once again. Now for the taxpayers out there, here is the complete and total damage report. The driver's side of the brush guard was slightly bent. The front left corner of the hood was broke, but being fiberglass and we had a paint and body man in the platoon, that was quickly remedied with supplies out of his own pocket. All in all, a good day of wheeling.