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amber.hodge
05-10-2009, 06:12 PM
http://pictures.sprintpcs.com//mmps/RECIPIENT/003_096c105d247a2100_1/2?inviteToken=NEDrmL2R8k7Mh5HL8UaL&limitsize=258,258&outquality=90&squareoutput=255,255,255&ext=.jpg&iconifyVideo=true&wm=1

Got this pic from Randy - called him - he could use a hand. His phone number is 480 332 3957
the earlier pic I got is much less tippy - he's going to flop with no cage if he keeps trying to do it himself.

Is on the entrance road from the goldfield side of the Bulldog Canyon area by the pit on the left side about a mile in.
some guy said he was going to help but then took off. Randy isn't sure what is going on with that or why the guy left or if he's coming back.

He could use a hand.

amber.hodge
05-10-2009, 06:15 PM
I guess the front end started sliding and he couldn't get it to stop.

LJYJ had volunteered to come out, but since it is a narrow area he is at and is easy to slide off, it would be advisable to have more than one rig out there.

Yes, Randy was wheeling alone, yes he feels like a ******, and yes, I told him to continue feelig like a tard until he stops going out by himself. :D

LJYJ
05-10-2009, 06:15 PM
I know exactly where he is. Im waiting for a call from him if the guy does notm come back then I will head out

Bilt4Comfort
05-10-2009, 06:16 PM
Classic. Almost as classic as my wife rear ending RubiDing while pulling onto the highway from that trail.

LJYJ
05-10-2009, 06:17 PM
heading out rite now.

amber.hodge
05-10-2009, 06:17 PM
I know exactly where he is. Im waiting for a call from him if the guy does notm come back then I will head out

I've been on the phone with him. He wants you and another rig out there - it doesn't make sense for you to run out there alone just in case something happens or you get yourself in a bad way getting him out of there.

LJYJ
05-10-2009, 06:17 PM
he just called. said the guy flaked. Leaving mesa now. ETA 40 mins.

amber.hodge
05-10-2009, 06:19 PM
Yeah, there was a guy on a dirtbike that said he had straps and was running to his truck to get them and the truck to pull him out - then the guy just takes off. :( jerk!

amber.hodge
05-10-2009, 06:21 PM
http://pictures.sprintpcs.com//mmps/RECIPIENT/004_09108715247aa5d1_1/3?inviteToken=lEormR2Y8k7iJLr8ahd8&limitsize=258,258&outquality=90&squareoutput=255,255,255&ext=.jpg&iconifyVideo=true&wm=1

Here is the earlier picture - the first one. :) You can see how it went further on the second one.

azshtr
05-10-2009, 06:21 PM
Where is this? It is possible I could help.

Bilt4Comfort
05-10-2009, 06:24 PM
Hard passenger forward about 6 feet...reverse driver back to road.
Web-spotting at it's finest.

amber.hodge
05-10-2009, 06:25 PM
I was thinking the same thing, Joe, but the problem is that its feeling really tippy to him and he's afraid to flop it - flopping a liberty would be like flopping a neon - no cage. :( Automatic absolute desctruction

GOTMTNS
05-10-2009, 06:27 PM
gear is still loaded from yesterday, heading out in under 5. if someone can call LJYJ and ask him to wait for me at the gate, would be appreciated ( not exactly sure on location).

Dan

Bustedknuckles5
05-10-2009, 06:27 PM
David C. is on his way right now, he just happens to be about 5 miles away from there, David has the phone number listed in the 2nd post of this thread, he should be there in approx. 10-15 minutes.

amber.hodge
05-10-2009, 06:28 PM
Here's what I'll do - I'll call Randy and give him your number Dan. :) Thanks.

amber.hodge
05-10-2009, 06:29 PM
So it looks like we have enough people. Now we'll just have to sit back and wait for more pictures.

GOTMTNS
05-10-2009, 06:30 PM
already talked to randy, thanks though amber

amber.hodge
05-10-2009, 06:31 PM
Dan hold up - David C will be there and LJYJ is already there - Unless you want to get there just to hang out.

I guess some guy brought him a strap (but no truck) and he has been able to strap the rear axel to a tree so that doesn't flop


Dan - you beat me to it.

GOTMTNS
05-10-2009, 06:36 PM
Yeah just got off phone with randy, he definitely spooked himself. He asked me to be on stand by, all my recovery gear is still in vehicle from coves trip yesterday.

amber.hodge
05-10-2009, 06:38 PM
You should go out there with your camera for documentary purposes :devilish: :D ArizonaXJ, now DJUI5 - I feel like the AZVJC dispatcher. :D

GOTMTNS
05-10-2009, 06:40 PM
Randy is as bad as me and said he already has a few dozen pics.

The Ben
05-10-2009, 06:41 PM
Good job guys as always.

arczech
05-10-2009, 06:42 PM
Keep us posted. sounds like there are enough people heading up. hope things go well.

Semper Fi CJ-5
05-10-2009, 06:51 PM
Let me know if I am needed to help, my jeep isn't ready but i have my 4x4 f150 I can get in there and help. 602-228-7095

Bustedknuckles5
05-10-2009, 06:58 PM
David C. and LJYJ are both there now, but they are requesting that if anybody is close by with tow points and a strap the extra help would be appreciated.
sounds like a strong breeze would flop it right over.

blazerv10
05-10-2009, 07:06 PM
You should go out there with your camera for documentary purposes :devilish: :D ArizonaXJ, now DJUI5 - I feel like the AZVJC dispatcher. :Dhey thats not a bad thing i was glad you got help to us that night and we still ow you for that.:angel:

amber.hodge
05-10-2009, 07:11 PM
You don't owe me a thing. Are you kidding me? We woudl have been stuck out at the Gila forever had it not been for the help of this club. Ben and I both feel like we are still paying back and if we're paid up then we're paying forward. :)

amber.hodge
05-10-2009, 07:14 PM
So is dan running out there then? Does dan have the necessary stuff?

Bilt4Comfort
05-10-2009, 07:29 PM
Amazing.

Bustedknuckles5
05-10-2009, 07:42 PM
alright they have 3 rigs out there now, but are requesting 1 built rig with a winch, I guess there is no good place to anchor to, and can not position there rigs around good enough to pull him out and keep him from flopping. I knew i should of kept my D9 Cat around a while longer. :sifone:

lancetkenyon
05-10-2009, 07:51 PM
You gotta be kidding. This is Mother's Day, not April Fools Day. Put a strap on his "b" pillar to an anchoring rig on the road and let him drive hard passenger downhill, then reverse back onto the road.

Bilt4Comfort
05-10-2009, 07:57 PM
You gotta be kidding. This is Mother's Day, not April Fools Day. Put a strap on his "b" pillar to an anchoring rig on the road and let him drive hard passenger downhill, then reverse back onto the road.

As I suggested earlier, probably could be done without the strap.

Detention
05-10-2009, 08:05 PM
I only have one question; was he trying to drift again? :pinch: Maybe now you will learn your lesson about drifting in a Liberty. :flipoff:

amber.hodge
05-10-2009, 08:22 PM
I have a hi lift, winching kit and also can bring out adam's portable winch (just goes on the hitch and plugs into battery) I just need to know where to go

Bilt4Comfort
05-10-2009, 08:24 PM
I have a hi lift, winching kit and also can bring out adam's portable winch (just goes on the hitch and plugs into battery) I just need to know where to go

Stay put Amber. If they can't figure this out without you, then maybe a night outdoors will be good for them.

amber.hodge
05-10-2009, 08:27 PM
okay az lugs is on his way out with a built rig and a winch.

amber.hodge
05-10-2009, 08:28 PM
If they can't figure this out without you, then maybe a night outdoors will be good for them.

should I be insulted by that comment? :pinch: Oh well, yeah, I'm staying put since AZ Lugs is on his way.

terron gregg
05-10-2009, 08:28 PM
Stay put Amber. If they can't figure this out without you, then maybe a night outdoors will be good for them.

You gotta be kidding. This is Mother's Day, not April Fools Day. Put a strap on his "b" pillar to an anchoring rig on the road and let him drive hard passenger downhill, then reverse back onto the road.

x a million

Bilt4Comfort
05-10-2009, 08:34 PM
should I be insulted by that comment? :pinch: Oh well, yeah, I'm staying put since AZ Lugs is on his way.

No you should not be insulted. Some guys will go to the extreme to make the company of a pretty girl. I must say...this one is a little over the top.

Why do I keep hearing Yackity Sax (Theme from Benny Hill Show) playing when I read this thread?

amber.hodge
05-10-2009, 08:37 PM
No you should not be insulted. Some guys will go to the extreme to make the company of a pretty girl. I must say...this one is a little over the top.


LOL I HIGHLY doubt that is the case, Joe.

Besides, I'm not that big of a moron. I can bring stuff out at least if needed.

Bilt4Comfort
05-10-2009, 08:38 PM
LOL I HIGHLY doubt that is the case, Joe.

Besides, I'm not that big of a moron. I can bring stuff out at least if needed.

I never said you were a moron...ah nevermind.

Yackity Sax.

azshtr
05-10-2009, 08:39 PM
I did post up an hour ago offering to help, with a winch, and never got a reply. All I asked was where? Is this group that tight lipped:)

Bilt4Comfort
05-10-2009, 08:40 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=spz8_rpE0e0

zonabluemoon
05-10-2009, 08:41 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=spz8_rpE0e0


LMAO....nooooow it makes sense...

amber.hodge
05-10-2009, 08:42 PM
AZshtr:

LOL No I didn't see it - I'm so sorry. I let my son use the computer for a bit to play checkers online with Ben. DOH.

I guess the area is straight down Idaho/Ironwood where you would take to get to Canyon Lake - its the big wash area on the way out that way by the Goldfield Mine ghost town.

PBKing
05-10-2009, 08:52 PM
I just got home from a recovery at BJ. If they need a hand I can go right away. Let me know..

amber.hodge
05-10-2009, 08:54 PM
I'll call Randy and ask him. I believe they should be good to go with 4 jeeps, tow straps, hi lifts, and a winch. I hope they will be....sounds like adequate equipment for the task.

Cjcook
05-10-2009, 09:06 PM
lmao so I guess this would be why my wife was mad at me when I went out to SW for a shakedown on my jeep last night after dark ALONE!

amber.hodge
05-10-2009, 09:13 PM
AZ Lugs just showed up and they are figuring out how they can get it winched straight to drive down the hill. Apparently AZ Lugs can't even get his jeep up on the road Randy drove up on (liberty = narrow wheel base) to get behind Randy as the road Randy is on is way too narrow and Lugs's tires are hanging off of either side.

They all said that the pics don't do it justice and its really bad. (this is the general opinion of ALL out there)

Bilt4Comfort
05-10-2009, 09:14 PM
How bad a spot could it be? A Liberty got to it.

amber.hodge
05-10-2009, 09:16 PM
I dunno but David C is not an idiot and AZ Lugs never seemed like one to me either - so if they are saying it is that bad, I trust that there are factors we can't see from a cell phone pic.

But I see your point...apparently Liberties are over-capable....of getting stuck! :D

Also, I am not sure of if Lugs brought his brand new (very sweet looking by the way) 4 door awesome tow rig or his jeep. That could be the issue.

Agent Orange
05-10-2009, 09:19 PM
This is awesome

amber.hodge
05-10-2009, 09:20 PM
You know, Ben and I did much stupider and people were much more supportive of our rescue. :D Give the guy a break - I mean first the poor guy buys a liberty and then he gets stuck in it - he's batting a thousand.

We'll have to point him in Jason Demonto's direction after this! :D

azshtr
05-10-2009, 09:23 PM
We're supportive! Go team... rha rha

amber.hodge
05-10-2009, 09:24 PM
ooooh where did I stash that skirt and those pom poms?! Go boys! :smilielol5:

Agent Orange
05-10-2009, 09:25 PM
ooooh where did I stash that skirt and those pom poms?! Go boys! :smilielol5:

:worthless:

Sorry Ben

My Green Jeep
05-10-2009, 09:31 PM
Ok... Randy this is for you...

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk58/wlholt/Funny/wakeupasshat.gif

when will you learn to keep your heep on the road?

Agent Orange
05-10-2009, 09:33 PM
Ok... Randy this is for you...

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk58/wlholt/Funny/wakeupasshat.gif

when will you learn to keep your heep on the Asphalt?

.Fixed

don2222222
05-10-2009, 09:34 PM
Ok... Randy this is for you...

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk58/wlholt/Funny/wakeupasshat.gif

when will you learn to keep your heep at the..........


MALL?

:angel:

amber.hodge
05-10-2009, 09:37 PM
:worthless:

Sorry Ben

Here is the liberty-worthy cheerleading squad:
http://www.grimmemennesker.dk/data/media/2/cheerleader.jpg
Go Randy go! (yes, its a shemale)

Onto the rescue at hand, no word yet, will find out from Randy whats going on.

Cjcook
05-10-2009, 09:41 PM
Here is the liberty-worthy cheerleading squad:
http://www.grimmemennesker.dk/data/media/2/cheerleader.jpg
Go Randy go!

Onto the rescue at hand, no word yet, will find out from Randy whats going on.

that was just wrong!!!!!!!!!!!

Agent Orange
05-10-2009, 09:45 PM
Ya let us know. Randy you should have called we would have went today

owtdorz
05-10-2009, 09:49 PM
Well, is he out yet?
I can be there in about 40 minutes if needed.
'09 Rubi 2" lift and 9.5ti as well as other gear.
Just read the thread.
Keep me posted.

crgeorge
05-10-2009, 09:50 PM
I'm literally 15 mins away, what's the story?
Chad

RubiJk
05-10-2009, 10:02 PM
I only have one question; was he trying to drift again? :pinch: Maybe now you will learn your lesson about drifting in a Liberty. :flipoff:

We were up in Sedona and I got the msg to my cell phone... I immediately called Randy and asked him if he was drifting again! LMAO...

This is the funniest rescue thread I have ever seen. Good think Randy has a good sense of humor.

Benny Hill song = hysterical!

TJ Steve
05-10-2009, 10:07 PM
I only have one question; was he trying to drift again? :pinch: Maybe now you will learn your lesson about drifting in a Liberty. :flipoff:

LOL:laugh2:

HvyHau8272
05-10-2009, 10:11 PM
Just got home and saw this thread.......Any new news yet?

don2222222
05-10-2009, 10:14 PM
Benny Hill Song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=spz8_rpE0e0)

amber.hodge
05-10-2009, 10:24 PM
Just got hold of Randy. He said "We got it pointed downward now so it should be okay but there is one strap with a ton of tension on it that we are trying to free up"

He's going to call me once they get out.

amber.hodge
05-10-2009, 10:29 PM
Hey, Randy - go buy a TJ or a YJ- they come with better cheerleaders.
http://images.loqu.com/contents/343/419/image/2008-12-17/1.jpg


...and they don't get stuck on dirt roads! Sorry couldn't resist. Now, we will still be teased every time we have to cross 2 inches of water and you will always be teased on the road from the airdown spot to the trail. :D

amber.hodge
05-10-2009, 10:55 PM
Does anyone else have Randy's, David C's or AZ Lug's phone numbers that can take over from here on updating? I think I slipped a disc or somehow otherwise majorly effed my back up yesterday moving stuff - I felt it munch at the unloading part - and its getting kinda hard to sit or stand right now. I'll stay on this until someone else can update in case they need more help or it gets worse.

RubiJk
05-10-2009, 11:05 PM
Amber dont worry about it. Go get some rest or something. I just called Randy and talked to him. The strap that was holding him got too much tension on it, and he couldnt back up to slack it. So, they had to use a hi-lift as a come-along and pull it back a little.. anyway it just took them some time. I guess he is pointed down hill, and they are just trying to get him through the little valley or whatever was in front of him. He has enough help, and didnt need me to go out. Its just a matter of stacking rocks and moving him along at this point. He expects to be out in 30 mins or so. I'll call him back then to make sure all is going well.

Bustedknuckles5
05-10-2009, 11:07 PM
Does anyone else have Randy's, David C's or AZ Lug's phone numbers that can take over from here on updating?

I just tried to reach David C. got voice mail, I will update this as soon as he returns my call.

:sleep1:

amber.hodge
05-10-2009, 11:11 PM
thanks guys - i'm going to bed then. :)

And yes, Don - you told me so - its what I get for trying to prove I can lift as much as the guys can.

wheel'n96
05-10-2009, 11:12 PM
just checking did he get out ok....

Jeep4thefun
05-10-2009, 11:13 PM
just checking did he get out ok....

Still waiting for response..

RubiJk
05-10-2009, 11:30 PM
I'll call him in a few and check on them...

Semper Fi CJ-5
05-10-2009, 11:41 PM
So how are things going? I have a 4 door 4x4 f150. Will that be of any help. I am in phoenix. Dont mind heading out. No winch though.

amber.hodge
05-10-2009, 11:44 PM
Randy just called - is out and ok - sounds like they are just about to head home right now. Him being stuck somewhere with cell service really made this an easier rescue logistically. Now I'm going back to bed. :)

RubiJk
05-10-2009, 11:52 PM
Sorry I didnt get to him fast enough... He called me just after he called you. Anyway, all is well. No damage, no injuries. I told him to have a sense of humor when he read this though... :D

HankyDanky
05-10-2009, 11:56 PM
Amature hour...

Bustedknuckles5
05-11-2009, 12:14 AM
just got phone call from David C. they got him down safe and all on their way home. David says pics are on the way.

AZLugz
05-11-2009, 12:41 AM
OK, I am home, didn't read the whole thread for now but got the jist and all I can say is yes, based on that pic, it looks like a "lean on it and drive it out" situation. It was nothing like the pic and there was no way to get it back up on the trail, so we took it down. All is good and all are safe. ANy one on here that actually wheels knows pictures do not do any justice to the actual. Thanks to all that were out there and especially Dave for coordination but also thanks to those that manned phones or keyboards......4:30 is coming early.....good night

Erich
05-11-2009, 12:53 AM
Amature hour...

am·a·teur
Pronunciation:\ˈa-mə-(ˌ)tər, -ˌtu̇r, -ˌtyu̇r, -ˌchu̇r, -chər\
Function:noun
Etymology:French, from Latin amator lover, from amare to love
Date:1784
Maybe hit spell check next time....

LJYJ
05-11-2009, 01:23 AM
Home. We gonna start abnother thread or just post pics here?
Yea. the OP pic posted does not give it ANY justice. lets just say that spot he was on woulda taken a small wind to send it down the hill. Great recovery. and Great people who showed. Thank you AZlugs for that prayer at the top. I had a GREAT feeling about the whole thing after that! You guys are Great.

GOTMTNS
05-11-2009, 01:29 AM
Just got home and original pic gave NO justice. the path to where he was was to narrow to get any of our rigs close, still shocked he made it as far as he did. We luckily had a great group who thought things out and used old fashion brain and brawn. Really glad to have the guys we did, this could have been much worse. It was a 1 in a 1000 that thing didn't flop or roll. Pics will be on the way soon.

GOTMTNS
05-11-2009, 01:55 AM
I have no pics of the actually recovery, had my hands way to full as did everyone else. I think Steve's wife may have gotten some though. All these are pics taken by Randy with my camera, I knew it would give him a chance to relax and settle his nerves. Wish I had some pics to show how bad the area was around him, we were having to run anchor lines 20 to 30 feet down the opposite side of the ridge to get strong holds. Randy definitely did a great driving job once we got her spun down hill to get a liberty through all that, lots of stacking and counter balancing.

The first one I think should be a calendar shot.

http://i627.photobucket.com/albums/tt357/GOTMTNS/Randys%20Recovery/DSC01431.jpg

http://i627.photobucket.com/albums/tt357/GOTMTNS/Randys%20Recovery/DSC01428.jpg

http://i627.photobucket.com/albums/tt357/GOTMTNS/Randys%20Recovery/DSC01429.jpg

http://i627.photobucket.com/albums/tt357/GOTMTNS/Randys%20Recovery/DSC01430.jpg

http://i627.photobucket.com/albums/tt357/GOTMTNS/Randys%20Recovery/DSC01433.jpg

slickrrr
05-11-2009, 02:44 AM
i like the calendar shot

azorr
05-11-2009, 07:22 AM
Glad you got home safe Randy. Be careful man.

The Ben
05-11-2009, 08:27 AM
thanks guys - i'm going to bed then. :)

And yes, Don - you told me so - its what I get for trying to prove I can lift as much as the guys can.

What the hell lady, we all know your :skull:tough:skull: but let the guy's do the lifting that's what they are for.



Glad you got out ok Randy, DID WE LEARN ANYTHING FROM THIS YET? MAYBE DON'T GO ALONE?

R401KTJ
05-11-2009, 09:08 AM
Randy,

Glad you're OK and that everything worked out as well as it did.

To all the guys and gals that went out and helped.....thanks for all of your efforts!!

AZLugz
05-11-2009, 09:24 AM
Well, Thank you Amber, just read thru all of this and your help was awesome.....As for the truck, thanks, but there is no winch on it, yet, so I took the Jeep.

screw it.....all deleted

AZG23
05-11-2009, 09:41 AM
Great job to all involved.

...no keyboard quarterbacking should EVER be done on a recovery, no matter who, what or when...

The only thing that can be said is please folks....DONT go alone...

azshtr
05-11-2009, 09:52 AM
I have to say again, the initial pics did not do justice but I am really amazed.... A while back when Stevo O pulled the stupid and went off alone, there was a lot of us that were, shall we nicely say, chastized for putting comments in the recovery thread that were felt to have no value to the recovery (and mine was a prayer request). BUT, here we have a few of the chosen golden boys, pipe in with no clue as to what the situation really was, and no one says crap about it. For your information, that are is all mine tailings.....meaning super soft, you can't hardly walk on it, let alone drive. It may not have looked like it, but without the strap to hold it down, it was lifting the drivers rear tire to tip. Now, as far as putting a strap on the B-Pillar and driving it out, if you feel so confident and have the testicular fortitude to try, we will take you out there and you can put your jeep where his was and try to get it out, we will even hold one strap for you....then you can call you insurance to file the claim. This site is SO biased toward the golden boys its tiring.

Ok, go ahead golden boys, slam away with no consequence as normal

Are you suggesting there might be a "clique" here :)

zjfabn
05-11-2009, 10:22 AM
hey, nice job guys. Who's the guy that had to jump on the bumper to keep it from goin over?

You have to admit, with those pictures it did look pretty easy to get out of but I can see your point azlugz sometimes the joking can get out of hand and you can never judge the severity of the recovery by the first picture.

All in all it sounded like a great recovery with some good people pulling out on Mothers day to help a friend in need. Glad to know I have people like this I can count on.

azshtr
05-11-2009, 10:24 AM
Now, as far as putting a strap on the B-Pillar and driving it out, if you feel so confident and have the testicular fortitude to try, we will take you out there and you can put your jeep where his was and try to get it out, we will even hold one strap for you

You should have said "double dog dare", then he would have to do it.

azshtr
05-11-2009, 10:25 AM
IMHO the joking wasn't that bad. A little armchair recovery suggestions but... whatever... no one in their right mind would listen to that anyways.

arczech
05-11-2009, 10:39 AM
Great job guys,,and gals

Doc in AZ
05-11-2009, 10:42 AM
you know randy's gonna have to do the walk of shame, and admit he shouldn't have been out alone... but i think he will also take most of the smack talking with a grain of salt. good bunch of folks on here and MOST of them won't talk smack if they don't like ya... just some good old fashioned fun at someone elses expense :D

not in my jeep, but i have been out wheeling alone in my buggy and had to call for help. it's a noob mistake and typically only takes one time to learn your lesson and call friends BEFORE you go out rather than after.

hang in there randy, this thread will eventually die or get locked :D

don2222222
05-11-2009, 11:06 AM
Oh, I'm not sayin' anything Sarge... I already got "the look" from you once.

:angel:



...And yes, Don - you told me so - its what I get for trying to prove I can lift as much as the guys can...

don2222222
05-11-2009, 11:15 AM
Looks like a good recovery. Thanks to everyone that helped.

I was on the way out to give a hand, but got a call back that a more built rig was headed that way, and that I was not needed.

I'm there for folks if you need me though, not a real built rig, but I'm willing and knowledgeable.

Glad it all came out ok.

Detention
05-11-2009, 11:31 AM
Glad the recovery went off without a hitch.

mingoglia
05-11-2009, 11:33 AM
Ok, go ahead golden boys, slam away with no consequence as normal


To AZLugz:
I re-read this thread 3 times now. I still can't find these mystical "golden boys", or "clique" in which you're referring. Yeah, in the past others have been accused of being in a a clique, particularly when the hardcore forum threads come up and I can see where this accusation could have some validity. However in this thread I honestly don't know/see where this double standard exists.

To everyone:
I am personally a bit tired of the monday morning quarterbacking and will probably have to lock this thread soon before it spins into yet another thread with hundreds of posts beating the very same horse that's been beat at least 2 or 3 times a month year round.

Going out alone is a big no no. The current group that's participating in this thread all know it, as well as the person that got stuck. We're now just preaching to the choir so let's let this thread die on it's own and save hours worth of drama and hard feelings.

Mike

don2222222
05-11-2009, 11:42 AM
I've been good... :)

And cool too... :cool:

:angel:

:angel:

LJYJ
05-11-2009, 12:09 PM
::: He wasnt alone. he did have one person with him.
as for the question who got on the bumper it was some guy we were lucky to have there! :D
This thread did get way out of hand. A simple :Bump: would have helped.
I read this whole thread when I got home and ....
When it comes to even low priority rescues. keep the chatter to your self.
We dont care!


Any ways here i a couple pics my wife took.
The night shots didnt turn out too well.
http://i460.photobucket.com/albums/qq328/LJYJ/Alltiredup.jpg
http://i460.photobucket.com/albums/qq328/LJYJ/Frontview.jpg
http://i460.photobucket.com/albums/qq328/LJYJ/PrettyLucky.jpg
http://i460.photobucket.com/albums/qq328/LJYJ/Rearview.jpg
http://i460.photobucket.com/albums/qq328/LJYJ/SittingSidways.jpg
http://i460.photobucket.com/albums/qq328/LJYJ/SuperstitionMtn.jpg
http://i460.photobucket.com/albums/qq328/LJYJ/Thinking.jpg
http://i460.photobucket.com/albums/qq328/LJYJ/nightpic.jpg
>>>>>>>>>>>

GOTMTNS
05-11-2009, 12:43 PM
hey, nice job guys. Who's the guy that had to jump on the bumper to keep it from goin over?

You have to admit, with those pictures it did look pretty easy to get out of but I can see your point azlugz sometimes the joking can get out of hand and you can never judge the severity of the recovery by the first picture.

All in all it sounded like a great recovery with some good people pulling out on Mothers day to help a friend in need. Glad to know I have people like this I can count on.

Yeah this was a great group with ultimately enough brain and brawn to get this done, because god knows it was both of those that got us through this. This was one that we had to take real slow and really think every move out. Definitely a group that I want coming for me if the time ever arises.

I also have to put out there that Randy did a great job, and really kept his cool in spots were others would have panicked.

lancetkenyon
05-11-2009, 12:52 PM
hey, nice job guys. Who's the guy that had to jump on the bumper to keep it from goin over?
You have to admit, with those pictures it did look pretty easy to get out of but I can see your point azlugz sometimes the joking can get out of hand and you can never judge the severity of the recovery by the first picture.

All in all it sounded like a great recovery with some good people pulling out on Mothers day to help a friend in need. Glad to know I have people like this I can count on.

Please!!! DO NOT "bumper hump".

Watch this video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xNZwwUwKLI

As for the recovery, good job, but safety first. Glad all turned out well, and pics or explanation of HOW you did it will help for any future extractions that will occur. There are always people who will read this thread and take away some useful info on how, when, and where to aid in recoveries.

"Golden Boy" out.

azshtr
05-11-2009, 12:58 PM
A little work on the pic...http://www.virtualjeepclub.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=27673&stc=1&d=1242068293

don2222222
05-11-2009, 01:08 PM
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don2222222
05-11-2009, 01:09 PM
Holy Crap!

Thanks for sharing that one Lance.


...Please!!! DO NOT "bumper hump".
Watch this video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xNZwwUwKLI

....

LJYJ
05-11-2009, 01:22 PM
Please!!! DO NOT "bumper hump".

Watch this video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xNZwwUwKLI

As for the recovery, good job, but safety first. Glad all turned out well, and pics or explanation of HOW you did it will help for any future extractions that will occur. There are always people who will read this thread and take away some useful info on how, when, and where to aid in recoveries.

"Golden Boy" out.


wow Great video. BUT NOTHING TO DO WITH Standing on a bumper.
That looks more like something that happened at the coves!. Sorry! :pinch:
The whole recovery was done SAFE and productive. Had there not been that guy who "humped" the bumper. Randy AND his jeep would have gone down.
Lets just say that if more people came out as I HEARD SEVERAL TIMES REQUESTED ON THE PHONE WILE OUT THERE. "WE NEED MAN POWER". NOT RIGS. Then that guy would have never had to HUMP the bumper.
.................................................. .........................................

Antman
05-11-2009, 01:25 PM
:lurk5:

quick
05-11-2009, 01:29 PM
I have a beef here. We have 2 built rigs and could have helped, or even been on standby, But didn't get ant type of notification until 12pm today?????

ZOOSEJK
05-11-2009, 01:41 PM
Still trying to figure out how to get these things to my phone. I set up my phone email addresss....?

AZLugz
05-11-2009, 01:43 PM
Please!!! DO NOT "bumper hump".

Watch this video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xNZwwUwKLI

As for the recovery, good job, but safety first. Glad all turned out well, and pics or explanation of HOW you did it will help for any future extractions that will occur. There are always people who will read this thread and take away some useful info on how, when, and where to aid in recoveries.

"Golden Boy" out.


yer yeller boy

LJYJ
05-11-2009, 01:51 PM
I have a beef here. We have 2 built rigs and could have helped, or even been on standby, But didn't get ant type of notification until 12pm today?????

,.....
Thank you. Its all good. I think we had the perfect amount of rigs. Coulda used more muscle's around to prevent having to hump bumpers though....
No Built rig could go where randy was. Sorry TJ's unless You have a small wheel base that liberty would have out wheeled ya on this run :D
Thanks again to those who did show. Also to the guy on the quad I cant remeber your name but if you find your way over to the forum. THANK YOU, You stuck around ALL night and didnt even know any of us. Your extra set of hands were very helpful.

GOTMTNS
05-11-2009, 01:58 PM
,.....
Thank you. Its all good. I think we had the perfect amount of rigs. Coulda used more muscle's around to prevent having to hump bumpers though....
No Built rig could go where randy was. Sorry TJ's unless You have a small wheel base that liberty would have out wheeled ya on this run :D
Thanks again to those who did show. Also to the guy on the quad I cant remeber your name but if you find your way over to the forum. THANK YOU, You stuck around ALL night and didnt even know any of us. Your extra set of hands were very helpful.

X2 on this. That guy on the quad was great, and I know he learned a lot too. The bumper hump was not an option on this one, was done as safe as could be done, and like everything else in this recovery was thought out.

AZLugz
05-11-2009, 02:06 PM
Ok, as lance requested..........

It was decided that coming up was a no go, way to soft to get traction and no way to get another vehicle up there, trail was too narrow. Got my Jeep as close as possible without cutting down a tree and the re-assessed.
To hook up the winch would have caused a pull that we felt would have made the Jeep slide farther down and likely roll, with my right on the edge it likely would have pulled me off also.

It was suggested to use a snatch block for a better angle. Again, no way to get another rig close and we determing it would likely rip the small tree out of the ground and cause both rigs to tumble.

It was decided that he would have to go down and then we would winch him out of the ravine.

The rear of the rig was secured to the tree and to some long stakes driven into the opposite side of the hill, we had a secure hold on the rear. Straps were run thru the rear windows and around the roof to get a high hold on the vehicle and 4 men went over the opposite side and down to hold the jeep from rolling over. one strap was hooke to the hitch and held to stop the back from sliding much. One strap went over the front and I held that one to help keep the drivers front tire down. At this point it was felt we had reasonable control of a roll.

Randy got in the jeep and with the E-brake on to keep the back wheels from turning too much, put the Jeep in reverse to "back up" the hill, we knew it would not go but the intent was to slowly spin the front tires and allow it to slide the nose down hill and point it in the right direction.

Randy stayed inside with the brakes on and in low range. After some fanagling, the straps to the tree were removed. other straps were no on the back of the vhehicle to help control slide and hooked to the roof rack to control front roll. The jeep was slowly worked down the hill. this process took a couple hours but was done safely.

The strap handlers we cautioned not to wrap the strap around them in case the vehicle "got away". The bumper humper was an unfortunate necessity but there was someone there with hands on to pull him off the vehicle if things went sour.

There are always things that could be safer and chances that are taken, but this recovery was thought out and discussed by the group and all knew exactly what their job was before it happend. There was also, ONE person calling out directions. To many people trying to tell everyone what is happening and what to do, will get people hurt.

This recovery went quite well, everyone contributed and did their part and Randy kept his cool and listened to spotter directions. This went smother than some of the easier recoveries we have done....

Hope that gives what you were asking for Lance, any questions or clarifications i can give??

GOTMTNS
05-11-2009, 02:13 PM
Just as last night that was great Bill, I just wish we had had enough others show to get some pics of the actual recovery.

RubiJk
05-11-2009, 02:14 PM
Awesome! Sounds like you all did a great job...

No Monday morning quarterbacking from me!

RokNRich
05-11-2009, 02:20 PM
I have a beef here. We have 2 built rigs and could have helped, or even been on standby, But didn't get ant type of notification until 12pm today?????

This was posted in "Low Priority Rescue", therefore a page doesn't go out to everyone, the only way you would have known is if you were online last night and/or was contacted directly.

If I failed to mention it earlier, Good Job to everyone for helping out, great group of people here.........

lancetkenyon
05-11-2009, 02:24 PM
Ok, as lance requested..........

It was decided that coming up was a no go, way to soft to get traction and no way to get another vehicle up there, trail was too narrow. Got my Jeep as close as possible without cutting down a tree and the re-assessed.
To hook up the winch would have caused a pull that we felt would have made the Jeep slide farther down and likely roll, with my right on the edge it likely would have pulled me off also.

It was suggested to use a snatch block for a better angle. Again, no way to get another rig close and we determing it would likely rip the small tree out of the ground and cause both rigs to tumble.

It was decided that he would have to go down and then we would winch him out of the ravine.

The rear of the rig was secured to the tree and to some long stakes driven into the opposite side of the hill, we had a secure hold on the rear. Straps were run thru the rear windows and around the roof to get a high hold on the vehicle and 4 men went over the opposite side and down to hold the jeep from rolling over. one strap was hooke to the hitch and held to stop the back from sliding much. One strap went over the front and I held that one to help keep the drivers front tire down. At this point it was felt we had reasonable control of a roll.

Randy got in the jeep and with the E-brake on to keep the back wheels from turning too much, put the Jeep in reverse to "back up" the hill, we knew it would not go but the intent was to slowly spin the front tires and allow it to slide the nose down hill and point it in the right direction.

Randy stayed inside with the brakes on and in low range. After some fanagling, the straps to the tree were removed. other straps were no on the back of the vhehicle to help control slide and hooked to the roof rack to control front roll. The jeep was slowly worked down the hill. this process took a couple hours but was done safely.

The strap handlers we cautioned not to wrap the strap around them in case the vehicle "got away". The bumper humper was an unfortunate necessity but there was someone there with hands on to pull him off the vehicle if things went sour.

There are always things that could be safer and chances that are taken, but this recovery was thought out and discussed by the group and all knew exactly what their job was before it happend. There was also, ONE person calling out directions. To many people trying to tell everyone what is happening and what to do, will get people hurt.

This recovery went quite well, everyone contributed and did their part and Randy kept his cool and listened to spotter directions. This went smother than some of the easier recoveries we have done....

Hope that gives what you were asking for Lance, any questions or clarifications i can give??
These are all EXCELLENT choices! Sounds like things went well, and some knowledge was both used, and learned on the spot. I still feel a "bumper humper" is a VERY dangerous thing(I used to do it, I got a foot broken because of it, and almost crushed another guy while he was trying to help me). Just holding on and not being ON the vehicle is usually enough. Still dangerous though. I hope everyone stayed on the high side of the rig, "Just in case" something happened. Ask DonTLR how close HE came to getting creamed this weekend by being downhill of a rolling vehicle......

All in all, sounds like a very succesful recovery, and everything went according to a very analyzed plan. Good job to all involved.

Wrapping my statements up....

This club is the bomb for helping out others.
Never wheel alone.
Err on the side of caution 100% of the time.
Buckle up.
Take a change of undies for AFTER the recovery.
I am a "Golden/Yeller Boy".

AZLugz
05-11-2009, 02:25 PM
Yea, as Rich said, it didn't go out. I knew because I have done recoveries with David and he knows my rig and that it had what he felt was needed, therefore he called me. No dis was intended to anyone

don2222222
05-11-2009, 02:46 PM
Good description. Thanks!

HvyHau8272
05-11-2009, 03:59 PM
Good job on the rescue to everybody that went out to help and also manned the computers for intell.

I recieved the email when it was sent out but could not respond as I was unavailable.

Again good job everybody!!

Jeep4thefun
05-11-2009, 04:41 PM
Good job guys on getting this done safely !

amber.hodge
05-11-2009, 06:27 PM
IMHO the joking wasn't that bad. A little armchair recovery suggestions but... whatever... no one in their right mind would listen to that anyways.

On our thread, we got a heck of a teasing - and after - but it started once everyone knew we were safe. Likewise, you notice the bulk of the joking started after we knew he was safe - and heck - Randy welcomed it. I certainly hope the ranting thread isn't directed at me - I locked up my back sitting over the laptop last night.


but i think he will also take most of the smack talking with a grain of salt. good bunch of folks on here and MOST of them won't talk smack if they don't like ya... just some good old fashioned fun at someone elses expense :D


X 1,000,000,000,000


Good job guys on getting this done safely !

x 2!!!!



Also, I hope this thread doesn't get deleted - for the record, I still go back and re-read our Gila River rescue thread quite often and would be pizzed if it were gone.

Bilt4Comfort
05-11-2009, 06:29 PM
Nice goin' ladies and gents. I'll admit...the early pictures didn't look that bad, but the later ones would have had me squealin' like a school girl had I been in the driver seat. Anyone who's ever wheeled with me while I'm off camber will confirm that.

Props and rep to all that contributed.

Lance is golden. Duct tape is silver.

Bilt4Comfort
05-11-2009, 06:30 PM
There is a rant thread concerning this thread?

amber.hodge
05-11-2009, 06:32 PM
Yes . do a new post search Joe.

lancetkenyon
05-11-2009, 06:32 PM
Nice goin' ladies and gents. I'll admit...the early pictures didn't look that bad, but the later ones would have had me squealin' like a school girl had I been in the driver seat. Anyone who's ever wheeled with me while I'm off camber will confirm that.

Props and rep to all that contributed.

Lance is golden. Duct tape is silver.

I can confirm that.:pinch:

Jdemonto
05-11-2009, 06:38 PM
I can confirm that.:pinch:

I can too just like a little girly girl

Jason

grateful
05-11-2009, 09:36 PM
I think you guys are just totally amazing! Good job everyone and I'm really happy to see that everyone is safe!
smiles, karen

djui5
05-11-2009, 11:12 PM
am·a·teur
Pronunciation:\ˈa-mə-(ˌ)tər, -ˌtu̇r, -ˌtyu̇r, -ˌchu̇r, -chər\
Function:noun
Etymology:French, from Latin amator lover, from amare to love
Date:1784
Maybe hit spell check next time....


Wow, seriously...hahhahaha. If your gonna bag someone at least get your spelling right.



Glad you got out ok Randy, DID WE LEARN ANYTHING FROM THIS YET? MAYBE DON'T GO ALONE?

Thanks Ben :D

Sorry I didn't get to post last night, I was pooped and had to get up early like Bill did. I wanna say first a HUGE thanks to everyone involved. I got a LOT of phone calls last night and even more today making sure I was ok. That kinda comradeship is what I love about this group, and I hope it never ceases. I really can't say enough how thankful I am of the guys/girls that did come out, and the one's who ran computer/forum stuff during this whole event. Now here is my story so everyone knows what happened.

I had a really bad week at work, and the MIL is in the hospital (another thread) so I got permission from the wifey to stay home Sunday instead of spending it in the hospital. It was getting later in the day so I thought I'd run out for a couple hours and do some light wheelin, maybe pop off a couple rounds just to get away and forget about the hellish week I'd had. I called Steve to see if he wanted to go out but he was spending Mothers Day with the family as to be expected. So with that in mind I figured I'd go somewhere I'd been before, and somewhere not far from people where I knew a lot of quads and dirt bikes would be. I've ran my heep through both sides of the main dirt road many times so I know the area. I've even been in this "bowl" where the near flop happened twice before. I drove down into the bowl and was coming up the other side, which I've done before, when I saw this narrow quad road that went up the side of the hill. I figured what the hell, I'll drive up it and see where it goes. Well about halfway up the mountain the road gets really narrow, just wide enough for a quad. I knew my heep was skinny enough to drive it so I went ahead. It did cross my mind that I shouldn't be doing this alone, but I ignored that and went on anyway. This was the 2nd big mistake. First one was going out by myself. I know better and I preach about it on the forum. So as I start up this road things are going well. It's a drop off on both sides but if I ride the drivers side I should be ok. I came to a small "hump" in the road that was higher on the drivers side than the passengers. I stopped for a sec and though I really shouldn't be doing this, but did it anyway. I have no idea what I was thinking at this point, I was really being stupid. Again, I know better. So I crawl the front tires over the hump and it goes well. As the back tires get up everything is fine, then I come down and the rear end slides to the passenger side a touch. This is where I thought "oh crap", and where I should have stopped. No, again I didn't. I turned drivers and tried to get it back up on the road. This is when the front passenger tire slid off and things really got hairy. I was at quite the camber at this point, things sliding to the passenger side of the heep/etc. I started to get a bit nervous thinking how I could probably roll really easy. My next thought was to crank hard drivers and see if I could back up on the trail, then if anything I could point it down and drive out that way. Well that didn't go so well. I put it in reverse and the front started sliding more, then I felt the drivers rear come off the ground. At this point I stopped, put the heep in park and pulled the e-brake. I was looking straight down the hill out my passengers side window, it really was that far off camber. Then I thought that maybe I could turn it passenger and get it straight, so leaving it in park with the e-brake on I started to turn it passenger. As I did the Jeep started rocking slightly again and I knew if I turned it anymore the rear end was gonna let loose and I'd roll for sure. The feeling and thoughts that came over me can never be explained. First thought was "I'm gonna roll down this hill". Then came the wife, she's always so afraid of me wheelin and now I'm gonna roll my junk. Then I thought how if I do flop this alum POS is going to crumble into pieces and I'm gonna have to total it with the ins company. I had talked to her a month or so ago and she told me I was covered off road, so that wouldn't be so bad. Then I started to really panic. I couldn't move. I was standing on the brake as hard as I could with my left foot and it started shaking so bad I couldn't hold the brake, so I put my right foot on it. Then I realized I was freaking out and I had to calm down, so I sat there for a few mins taking deep breaths and trying to relax. When my leg stopped shaking I started thinking of ways to get out of the fraken thing. My seat belt was so tight I could barely move. YES, I WAS WEARING MY SEAT BELT!!. It really sucked cuz I couldn't see my tires, but I left it on in case I flopped cuz I knew I'd survive with it on. So now I'm a bit more calm and decide the best thing to do at this point was try and get out, so if it went over at least I wouldn't be in it. I slowly opened the drivers door and nothing happened, so I left it open. Being freaked out I left the heep running, afraid to shut it off. Then I unbuckled my seat belt and stepped out the drivers side, leaving the drivers door open. That is when I started taking pictures and walking around the heep, trying to see what the hell I did. I sent a couple pictures to Amber and Steve who both called me right away. Amber put up the thread and you all know the rest. I would like to say that this was the scariest moment I've ever personally had in a vehicle, and I sure hope that NO ONE ever has to go through that. I was unbelievable lucky that the rig didn't flop. I'm not sure what all kept it from going over, but I'd like to think the lift helped a lot. I'd also like to say that my heep was in a spot where we couldn't get another rig to, as was said on this thread already. Bill tried to climb the hill to get up to the front of my rig but even with lockers and 33's/35's he couldn't get up the hill. The dirt was wayyyy too soft to try and drive up. If you didn't see this in person it would all seem kinda funny. We spent a LOT of time figuring out what the best move was in every instance and took that route. There was no knee jerk reactions to anything as safety was the most important aspect of this whole rescue. I'll let the standing on the bumper comments go because I personally wouldn't normally condone something like that but if you were there it would have been ok. I was trying to drive down the hill and my front passenger tire had to drop into a crevice which caused the drivers rear to come off the ground about 3' or so. It was a really bad spot and only took a min to get out of, so please lets not be busting the chops of the gentleman who did that. We all know the consequences and the risk was considered and taken. Thanks for your concern though. I'm giving rep points out to everyone who helped of course, and the wife was talking about maybe having a BBQ for those that helped. It's the least I could do. It was a long night and took us 6-7hrs to get my poor rig down a hill, but the whole scenario was really that bad. I asked Amber to post this in the Low Priority thread because of a few reasons. 1st I wasn't hurt and my rig hadn't rolled, so I didn't want a bunch of people panicking on my behalf. 2nd is that I didn't realize until much later how bad of a place I really was in. It would have been one thing if we could have gotten a couple rigs up to mine, but that wasn't gonna happen.

Again huge thanks to everyone who helped and called me, I can't say that enough. Also 99% of the comments on this thread were fraken hilarious!!!! I deserve it and believe me will NEVER WHEEL ALONE AGAIN. There was a serious lesson learned here for myself, and I think the recovery taught a lot of us about how to get rigs out of situations like this. Hopefully it never happens again, I know I won't be doing anything like this again. Oh btw, if I was in a TJ I would have rolled :smilielol5::smilielol5::smilielol5::smilielol5:

djui5
05-11-2009, 11:17 PM
Almost forgot the mention how much work was put into this rescue. Everyone who came out put in a lot of physical labor digging and climbing up and down, and hold the straps. All on Mothers Day to help out a knob being a tard. Thanks again, and my legs are killing me, haha.

Here are some more pics I got from my cell phone. Hopefully they can offer more of a view of the situation.

http://img9.imageshack.us/img9/9559/photo0141a.jpg

http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/711/photo0132nit.jpg

http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/661/photo0137tqk.jpg

In this photo you can see how far down the hill I would have rolled. That is Steve's XJ at the bottom.

http://img9.imageshack.us/img9/5408/photo0140l.jpg

don2222222
05-11-2009, 11:21 PM
Randy - Just really glad that you're ok.

GOTMTNS
05-11-2009, 11:23 PM
Very well put and honest Randy.

djui5
05-11-2009, 11:33 PM
Thanks :D

zjfabn
05-12-2009, 01:34 AM
Very well put and honest Randy.

X2

I think it all turned out pretty good, some people learned a thing or two and we were entertained for a couple of days:party:

azshtr
05-12-2009, 09:10 AM
Having time to think about flopping it would be scary. Mine was so fast I didn't have time:)

jeepdude775
05-12-2009, 09:29 AM
:lurk5:

Pass the butter. BTW I did not know Bulldog canyon could get so exciting. Maybe I should head out there more often.:aagh:

Seriously good job helping the dude out

amzlimoguy
05-12-2009, 01:14 PM
Glad to hear your cool and not hurt, You know Me I would have drove the Bi$%h down the hill and said screw it. lmao.

Call me anytime you need the help or to wheel.....

RUFRYDN
05-12-2009, 06:45 PM
nice work everyone nice to see others lend a helping hand when someone is in need

djui5
05-12-2009, 09:47 PM
Pass the butter. BTW I did not know Bulldog canyon could get so exciting. Maybe I should head out there more often.:aagh:


I never even made it through the first gate :D hahaha


Glad to hear your cool and not hurt


Thanks Adam!! I really appreciate the phone call too. I was going to give you rep points for calling to make sure I was ok but I gave out too many in the last 24hrs.

David C
05-14-2009, 01:09 AM
Well, I finally have net access back and a minute to post up. Sorry it took me so long. I was first to arrive and was on the phone with Randy asking where exactly was he. He told me 2 or 3 times look to your left. So, I was looking left but didn't see him. Then he said, look UP and left. And then I saw him..."Holy crap! You really are stuck! I wish I had my good camera cause this is a Kodak moment!" All I had was my phone camera and only have 1 shot from it to post right now. More when I get them off the mem card.

I have to say this was a very difficult situation to get out of. Explanations already given but I'll add that there was no way to get a rig above him or anywhere near to be an anchor or any help at all. We had to use basically 1 stout little Palo Verde tree as an anchor and the available man power to steady the rig.

We created another anchor by pounding 2 long steel stakes criss-crossed into the rock in the ravine on the opposite side of the Jeep. The stakes made an "X" that we wrapped with a tree-saver strap then connected with a D-ring to another anchor strap. These stakes were in so solid we had to leave them - no getting them out.

These 2 anchor points basically held the Jeep by the rear axle while all of us there held a strap going through the windows and around the roof to keep it from tipping over while Randy worked it slowly to face downhill. I know Randy was a little freaked out at doing this but he did a fine job.

Now that the rig was facing straight down and stable, we had to get it off the anchor straps. Tried reverse to release tension and got 1 disconnected but just spun after that. So, I decided to pull out a high-lift jack and rig it as a come-a-long. A strap to the hitch and another strap to the tree with the high-lift in between. I tied a bowline knot on each strap which stays put under tension but releases with tension and allows you to actually untie the thing afterwards. That did the trick, combined with reversing the Jeep once or twice, we got the other anchor off safely. Then 2 of us held that lift handle and very carefully let it down, click-by-click.

It was good and dark by then and Randy still had to maneuver down the rutted mine-tailings which he did slowly and safely. Spotting and some stacking on the way down.

This was not easy and none of the pics do any justice. No way to call this one from anywhere except right there. I still can't believe that thing didn't roll. I doubt it could have been any closer without going over. I can imagine how freaked out Randy must have been getting out of that thing. I'm just glad he did.

I got an alert on my cell phone and called my best friend, Bustedknuckles5, to get him to check the forum for me and read me the post. He gave me Randy's number and posted info for me. I never saw this thread until now and I did say a few times to post that we could use more help. I called a few people that I have phone numbers for that I knew lived close by and luckily they were available. My suggestion in the future is if you read the thread and you're available, don't wait for someone else to tell you to go - just go. Write down the phone number of someone on site/on the way if you don't know the exact location and call on your way. There's almost always a phone number posted on these things so just go and call. This was not an easy spot to find and I guess I could have relayed some GPS coords. It's easy to overlook some things when dealing with something like this. So, that's my input on the situation.

Great group that showed up to help out! Again, I'm proud to be part of such a capable group of people. I'm really glad this worked out the way it did. Randy, you're a lucky guy!

http://www.virtualjeepclub.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=27720&stc=1&d=1242285042

lancetkenyon
05-14-2009, 06:21 AM
Now THAT pic shows it all! Good one, and again, glad everyone is safe.

David C
05-14-2009, 09:15 PM
Here's my other pics of the day:

http://www.virtualjeepclub.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=27740&stc=1&d=1242357230

http://www.virtualjeepclub.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=27741&stc=1&d=1242357230

http://www.virtualjeepclub.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=27742&stc=1&d=1242357230

djui5
05-14-2009, 10:11 PM
Wow David, that first picture really shows how bad it was. Thanks again for coming to my rescue. I'm really glad you made it out, and appreciate all the work you put into helping me get down that hill SAFELY. Never hesitate to call me if you need anything at all.

jeepdude775
05-14-2009, 10:20 PM
Here's my other pics of the day:

http://www.virtualjeepclub.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=27740&stc=1&d=1242357230

http://www.virtualjeepclub.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=27741&stc=1&d=1242357230

http://www.virtualjeepclub.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=27742&stc=1&d=1242357230

Thats a nice view of the Superstitions

blazerv10
05-14-2009, 11:00 PM
i got stuck once just like that on the south side of south mtn when awotuke was nothing.

blazerv10
05-14-2009, 11:02 PM
which goldfield road im doing a house on goldfield like milemarker 196?

AZLugz
05-18-2009, 10:54 AM
Hey Randy, its ok...
I was webWheeling Alone the other day and slipped on the edge of the chair!!!!! I was just hanging there...precariously, wondering if I would fall, would the chair tip....I reached for the phone to call our Jeep Emergency rescue team and the chair started to rock.....I had to stop and stay still, then the big question, was i gonna make it or was I goin DOWN!!!!! I finally got hold of the mouse, was going to use it to anchor me to the desk but NO!!!!! ITS CORDLESS!!!! OK tho, got my head back together and used the mouse to block the wheel, at least I won't roll!
Reaching a little farther, I got the keyboard and was able to wrop it around the chairs arm and stabalize things.... almost in the clear.....Slowly, cautiously, I leaned the chair back up and Finally got ito the full upright position!!!!! Success!!!!!!!! I was really scared there for a while but was able to get out on my own. It happens to all of us sooner or later. I don't know that I could face those horrors again tho......Never webWheel alone and ALWAYs use a seatbelt.

LJYJ
05-18-2009, 11:06 AM
Hey Randy, its ok...
I was webWheeling Alone the other day and slipped on the edge of the chair!!!!! I was just hanging there...precariously, wondering if I would fall, would the chair tip....I reached for the phone to call our Jeep Emergency rescue team and the chair started to rock.....I had to stop and stay still, then the big question, was i gonna make it or was I goin DOWN!!!!! I finally got hold of the mouse, was going to use it to anchor me to the desk but NO!!!!! ITS CORDLESS!!!! OK tho, got my head back together and used the mouse to block the wheel, at least I won't roll!
Reaching a little farther, I got the keyboard and was able to wrop it around the chairs arm and stabalize things.... almost in the clear.....Slowly, cautiously, I leaned the chair back up and Finally got ito the full upright position!!!!! Success!!!!!!!! I was really scared there for a while but was able to get out on my own. It happens to all of us sooner or later. I don't know that I could face those horrors again tho......Never webWheel alone and ALWAYs use a seatbelt.
LMAO. HA HA HA HA. That pretty much sums it up!
Next time dont hesitate to call. I could have thrown a twizzler rope around your chair. and thrown down some pop corn to break you fall!
Sunds just like the time i was typing so fast I broke a U-joint in the space bar and ripped the sidewall of my index finger. Had to camp out and wait till my web wife showed with a spare. Guess we still need some more AIST!
:fashizzle: Just my .02!

GOTMTNS
05-18-2009, 01:40 PM
Hey Randy, its ok...
I was webWheeling Alone the other day and slipped on the edge of the chair!!!!! I was just hanging there...precariously, wondering if I would fall, would the chair tip....I reached for the phone to call our Jeep Emergency rescue team and the chair started to rock.....I had to stop and stay still, then the big question, was i gonna make it or was I goin DOWN!!!!! I finally got hold of the mouse, was going to use it to anchor me to the desk but NO!!!!! ITS CORDLESS!!!! OK tho, got my head back together and used the mouse to block the wheel, at least I won't roll!
Reaching a little farther, I got the keyboard and was able to wrop it around the chairs arm and stabalize things.... almost in the clear.....Slowly, cautiously, I leaned the chair back up and Finally got ito the full upright position!!!!! Success!!!!!!!! I was really scared there for a while but was able to get out on my own. It happens to all of us sooner or later. I don't know that I could face those horrors again tho......Never webWheel alone and ALWAYs use a seatbelt.


LMAO. HA HA HA HA. That pretty much sums it up!
Next time dont hesitate to call. I could have thrown a twizzler rope around your chair. and thrown down some pop corn to break you fall!
Sunds just like the time i was typing so fast I broke a U-joint in the space bar and ripped the sidewall of my index finger. Had to camp out and wait till my web wife showed with a spare. Guess we still need some more AIST!
:fashizzle: Just my .02!



ROTFLMFAO!!!! Wow guys that brought a smile to my face, PRICELESS!!!

jeep pox
05-18-2009, 06:07 PM
whole time i'm reading this i'm thinking why doesn't he put it in 4 wheel drive? :D lol

djui5
05-18-2009, 11:51 PM
Hey Randy, its ok...
<SNIP>
Never webWheel alone and ALWAYs use a seatbelt.


Bill, that was hilarious!!!!!!!!!!!! :fashizzle:

Tom Jacobson
05-19-2009, 09:32 AM
Those are some scary pics, and a he11 of a recount of the story from Randy! Maybe Lance, Rich, Charlie and I are responsible??? What did we start with you during the 101 class?!?! ;-)

Glad you made it out safe. GREAT reaction from the rescue crew. Can't believe it didn't tip/roll.

But....I CAN'T be the only wondering........

If it was NOT my Jeep, and had sufficient safety restraints/cage...could I drive out of this by turning passenger and flooring it?!?!?!

;-)

David C
05-19-2009, 09:35 AM
Bill, that was hilarious!!!!!!!!!!!! :fashizzle:

x2 :smilielol5:

zjfabn
05-19-2009, 11:06 AM
:laugh4:X3 if theres a place here for best of, this belongs there Bill.

djui5
05-20-2009, 12:00 AM
What did we start with you during the 101 class?!?! ;-)


Muahhh ahhh ahhhhhhhhh



If it was NOT my Jeep, and had sufficient safety restraints/cage...could I drive out of this by turning passenger and flooring it?!?!?!

;-)

If I had a 5 point harness and a cage I wouldn't have called anyone. Just rolled that sucka down the hill and drove off :fashizzle:

Doc in AZ
05-20-2009, 08:39 PM
Muahhh ahhh ahhhhhhhhh



If I had a 5 point harness and a cage I wouldn't have called anyone. Just rolled that sucka down the hill and drove off :fashizzle:


and if mom had a dik she'd be dad!! you did what you did... ish happens & it happens to all of us.

arczech
05-20-2009, 09:26 PM
and if mom had a dik she'd be dad!! you did what you did... ish happens & it happens to all of us.


X2, and dont hesitate to ask for help even if you think you dont need it

David C
05-20-2009, 09:36 PM
X2, and dont hesitate to ask for help even if you think you dont need it

I totally agree but I feel that negative comments about those who do call for help might make someone hesitate to call or not call at all when they really should. If you think about it, our rescue alert system is going to be used mostly by people out alone. Those in a group usually have things covered. So, IMO, it's counter-productive to criticize in any way within a SAR thread. What a nightmare it would be if someone got seriously hurt because they were hesitant to call for help. Just my .02 here.

djui5
05-20-2009, 09:43 PM
I totally agree but I feel that negative comments about those who do call for help might make someone hesitate to call or not call at all when they really should. If you think about it, our rescue alert system is going to be used mostly by people out alone. Those in a group usually have things covered. So, IMO, it's counter-productive to criticize in any way within a SAR thread. What a nightmare it would be if someone got seriously hurt because they were hesitant to call for help. Just my .02 here.

Wow, I agree and this is a very good point David. I couldn't imagine someone being out alone, hurt and afraid to call for help for fear of being "bashed on" by people here. I would like to say all the "bashing" on this thread was all in fun as I'm sure most everyone knows. I think we should educate new people about how open everyone is here and how willing they are to help.

Doc in AZ
05-20-2009, 09:45 PM
don't wheel alone (http://virtualjeepclub.com/showthread.php?t=45556).. & don't call for help :D

David C
05-20-2009, 09:59 PM
For the record, I will go to help someone out of whatever situation they've gotten into without a word of criticism. I'll even do what I can to make the person feel less stupid about the whole ridiculous, head-up-their-***** predicament they're in. We're all capable of being stupid and needing help out of the mess. And as far as wheeling alone...well, I don't have time right now to get into it, but I feel I may have to spew my thoughts on that pretty soon.

GOTMTNS
05-20-2009, 10:20 PM
For the record, I will go to help someone out of whatever situation they've gotten into without a word of criticism. I'll even do what I can to make the person feel less stupid about the whole ridiculous, head-up-their-***** predicament they're in. We're all capable of being stupid and needing help out of the mess. And as far as wheeling alone...well, I don't have time right now to get into it, but I feel I may have to spew my thoughts on that pretty soon.

X2 Anyone I have gone to help knows that this is how I feel too.

don2222222
05-20-2009, 11:38 PM
LOL - Burned yourself Doc!
Hahahaha!


don't wheel alone (http://virtualjeepclub.com/showthread.php?t=45556).. & don't call for help :D