Which leads me to a favor I need to ask the group. I know it's not safe to travel offroad without others, but our only days off are Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The only people we know that go offroad have weekends off, so we go anyway.
Here's the favor. I need someone here that I can trust enough to leave my offroad travel plans with. Here's how it would work:
I'd email someone here my planned coordinates for the day and expected return time.
Then, I'd send them a text that they have an email.
When I'm back on pavement, I'll send another text that all is clear.
You'd return a text to acknowledge the all clear.
That's how I see it working every time, but:
If you don't receive a text from me by the expected return time, wait an hour and send me a text in case I just forgot.
If three hours passes without word, then it's on to Plan "B". Don't know what Plan "B" is yet.
This might be something others here want to get in on just to keep it safe for everyone. I don't mind returning the favor. I'm not much of a mechanic, but I'm an excellent navigator if someone gets lost and I can provide light rescues and medical that doesn't require 911.
So, who wants to volunteer to be my wingman?