going to be kinda long winded but here ya go
soft and slippery were my enemies to be sure! I was running the high tops of the ridges and it side slipped down into the rut/ditch
so, the escape...
the setup: front and rear passenger side tires stuck in the rut/ditch
after a bunch of attempts of backing up into the reeds (00:20 in the video) to get some running distance/speed, I would get moving and then try to steer to driver and pop back up onto the road (I was also trying to drive up over the reeds when in the reverse run but all I accomplished was making more rut, couldn't get on top)
on the forward run the front end would pop out but not the back, and when I'd try to stop, the front would just side slip back into the rut
maybe half an hour of this not working, I reached out on Facebook to our local club (keep in mind its about 4am lol --- I did get a reply in about 5-10 mins tho! thx Dave!)
the pause that refreshes...
after taking the 5mins break to send the FB message, I thought of something else to try
took a couple of tries, but the front tires were able to bite into the vegetation on passenger (as opposed to the mud on driver) and I was able to climb the fronts as the mud let the rear slip around until I was pretty much perpendicular to the ditch but now my front and rear were straddling the ditch
a whole lot of skinny pedal in reverse and I was free! even with full throttle it barely pulled backward thru the muck to climb out when the fronts dropped back in and climbed back out as I crossed the dip ... wasn't pretty, wasn't graceful, but I was out and assessing damage and on my way home to lick my wounds
it wasn't just mud I was in...there were all kinds of tree limbs poking at tires and underbelly ... nothing helpful ... all small but big enough to hurt ... found this guy wedged in the axel end of my rear lca's btwn the mount bracket and the lca ... it did NOT take out my zerk!