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  1. Taboma

    Taboma Well-Known Member

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    Missing Employee, found alive, posted about 11 hours ago. Not sure who this guy works for, but somebody needs to re-evaluate their vehicle choice. Plus sending this guy into the wilderness completely unprepared.
    The rental company is NOT going to be pleased and this guy is lucky to be alive.
    Great job Mohave County Sheriff search and rescue !!

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    bldrinker Well-Known Member

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    That Tahoe was capable the driver wasn’t.
     
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    WhatExit? Well-Known Member

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    Another example of why you never go off roading without at least one other vehicle
     
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    Doesn't look like it was in 4wd? Rear tires are dug in but fronts don't look to have been spinning.
     
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    Looking at the tamarisk and silt I’d say he drove right into the bill williams river bottom. Need a tank to get through that.

    At what point do you tell yourself, “I think the cars GPS might be wrong and I might want to double back to a traveled road vs this overgrown deer path.
     
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    Air pressure
     
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    Taboma Well-Known Member

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    Well he was on Pipeline Rd, got stuck crossing the La Paz county line --- which is the Bill Williams river and the only thing out there is a Pipeline that crosses just south of that road crossing. Next time I bet he rents a Jeep and takes a few more supplies :rolleyes: Probably an inspector :p
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  8. Mandelon

    Mandelon Coffee makes me poop.

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    I've been on GPS routes that tried to take me right into rivers before. Surprisingly I had enough common sense to turn around.

    This was in the forests of Belize between Rio On Pools and Rio Frio caves... so AAA was nowhere to be found. But I did have a 4x4 rental SUV. A Ford Everest. Not exactly confidence inspiring in its off road capabilities.
     

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