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Out Here: Overconfidence in 4-wheel drive

I don't have four-wheel drive these days. But when I did years ago, I got cocky with it.  Once when a foot of snow fell, I decided to rescue a co-worker who didn't have the advantage of four-wheel drive. I figured I could take on the treacherous roads. I ended up stuck.  A guy in a pickup truck tried to pull me out, but it didn't work. I waited a day, when much of the snow had melted. Humbled, I drove the Jeep away. Over the past few weeks, I have come across a couple of instances in which folks with four-wheel drive found themselves off the road and stuck. One co-worker went slightly off the road near Rock Falls to use his phone. When he was done, he found he could go nowhere. I tried to push him out – to no avail. Another co-worker showe

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