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Saturday, August 20, 2016
bad news / good news
Well...the bad news is an unsuspecting group of 5 people came out today and got really stuck in the mud just past TFL. A van and a small pickup pulling a ramshackle camper trailer. One of them trudged through the mud to see if I had a tractor to pull them out...of course I don't. I asked him how in the world they made it that far and he said they got stuck 3 times before getting swamped to a dead stop near me - I guess the muddy road right by the highway wasn't enough of a clue for them. From what I could understand, I think they were headed to a camper junkyard about a mile NW of me - something about swapping out the trailer they were pulling for one on the property. I'm not sure if any of them are property owners out here since I only talked to one of them and he said he was just along for the ride to help the others and had never been out here before. Of course while we were having this conversation it started to pour down again. I told him there is no way I can get them out and it might be at least a couple of days before anyone else can. I also told him that after it stops raining I will walk over to assess the situation. By the time I got over to check on them and take this picture, they had already headed off in the direction of the junkyard. Had I caught them in time, I would have suggested they just use my phone to call someone in Alpine to come south for them - then start heading for the highway. Trudging deeper into trouble is usually not a good idea.
The good news is all my tanks overflowed today. 72,81,68, .36",B