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