After leaving Haigler Creek, we headed up onto the Mogollon Rim headed east towards Heber-Overgaard and Show Low. Just after leaving Heber-Overgaard, we headed south towards the rim to camp out for the night.
While we were looking for a place to camp we noticed there was quite a bit of mud around. As we pulled off the road to make camp, F commented “This stuff is soft.” Before I could think how reminiscent that was of our adventure at the Salton Sea, we’d pulled a bit further off the road and were stuck.
Both F and I took turns at digging the tires out but we’d managed to bury the truck up to the axle plus the mud was more liquid baby-poo like stuff than dirt. Despite airing down the tires the truck wasn’t going anywhere. We unloaded the quad and headed back to the main road to wait for someone to come past and help us out. Fortunately, we didn’t have to wait long and with the help of a kind stranger and his 4-wheel drive truck, we were free. As you can see, it was quite a mess:
Ed. note 2018: Sorry! LNT fail. Life is … different… now.
After extricating ourselves from the mud, we headed out on a quad ride to do some more exploring. It was sort of hard to tempt Sprocket away from the elk leg he’d found but the sound of the quad was too much for him to resist:
During our ride, Sprocket enjoyed splashing around in the many stock ponds:
Plus we got some views off the edge of the rim: