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Icy Muddy Tank Trails

So, today I had to go "test" the rails and make sure everything was tight and good to go. We have some tank trails nearby for the Reserve Army units here. It isn't much, but it is close by.

Before the fun...




Not a deep puddle...





Now, next to the not deep puddle was a little lane that looked like it would be fun to play in...



When I first hit the lane, the ice broke (about 3 inches thick, which I know because of the chunk that was left on top of a skid plate when I got out), and the front end dropped. At that moment I looked across the puddle for a tree because I thought I might need the winch. I got halfway across and stopped dead, rooster tails of water spraying into the air. Good thing I had a solid front bumper because the XK was more of an ice breaker than off-roader at that time. I think it was actually the piled up ice in front of the Jeep, rather than the lack of traction, that actually stopped it. I tossed it into reverse and back out without problem. After reviewing the pictures, I should have noticed that something was out of the ordinary for that lane. There were bumpers and other plastic vehicle body parts frozen in the ice.

In the ice bath...




The lane AFTER I broke the ice... not my parts in the water...



Going up a small wet hill...



My Signal Frog was a casualty for the day, decapitated somewhere by a branch probably. I saw him lying on the ground as we were getting ready to leave...


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Sometimes, even being the camera girl IN the Jeep isn't safe...


Video will follow eventually.

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Awesome! Looks like fun.
 
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Looks like you had a great time. thanks for sharing
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Wonderful story and pictorial. Thanks..glad the parts weren't yours:-)
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Cool video ! (no pun intended)

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Looks fun!
I bet the camera girl wasnt too happy about getting soaked!
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video??? i have red x, but i saw the link is a youtube video, so i just went on youtube and found the video from your account.

It looked like you were haveing fun!!!!
were you ever in 4 low?
looked like you had the ESP off. is that right? full off?...
The water hole was deep....good thing you didnt get stuck and have to get out....and were able to back out....you would have have a cab full of water.

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Very nice vid ,,, the sound of the Hemi is wonderful
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