Last night I was stuck and was stuck good. So good in fact that 3 different tow trucks couldn't get me out (two of which almost got stuck themselves) and after 6 hours, I eventually called it a night and got a room at the nearby Marriott. Story here: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f317/sos-emergency-tow-needed-calling-all-jeeps-near-victorville-654598/
But thanks to this board, the rescue party showed up the next morning. mrblaine called one of his friends and just before noon, Chris showed up with a few of his buddies sporting two TJs with winches and a Dodge RAM for backup. They didn't even need the RAM.
It took some doing, but with one winch cable strapped to the front tow hook and one on the rear trailer hitch, she came out beautifully. Of course, I sustained some cosmetic damage to the entire passenger side, but I expected that the moment that I landed in the rut. The good news is, there was zero mechanical damage and I think that's thanks to Chris and his buddy Curt. Had one vehicle alone tried to winch me out, I would have scraped along the entire edge of the ridge, which would have meant dragging along the concrete-like dirt for 50+ feet.
After the recovery, the road almost looked like a bona-fide trail, or even an ice rink. A big thumbs up goes to Chris, Curt, and the other two gals they were with from MyJeepRocks.com. And to mrblaine for giving them a call. If it weren't for this board, I'd probably still be stuck out there.
And lesson learned: If you're late to a meetup with other Jeeps and can't find them, don't go wheeling on your own.