just past the sheriff's special training compound.. about a mile from the main road. I went out there on a day off just to poke around. On the way out I saw a small lil water crossing. It was completely covered in an ice sheet.. Well while going through it it was breaking up and it put a serious drain on my jeep. I downshifted and pressed on. Then suddenly it dropped off about 2 ft deeper then my front end went up and then back down and then lost traction. I quickly popped the front ARB on, hit reverse and then went fwd again. Only to get stuck. A log behind my front and my rear was spinning in a hole someone else got stuck in.. A big oak tree was in front of me but it was FAR. About 80 ft far. I barely had enough wrap on the winch to keep a pull thank God!.
SOOOO, I had to get out, jump in while dodging ice as sharp as a razor , walk over and winch the tree, get back into the water to my driver seat, winch out and then get out again. It was #$%#$% cold! I was soaked. Then I had a 40 mile drive home w/o a top on... I learned my lesson.
If @ 1st you don't succeed, grind it, hammer it, weld it, drink a beer and try again.