Let's be careful out there

jodomcfrodo

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Does anyone know how far from civilization they were? I've been in some interesting situations on forest service roads but never once did staying in the Jeep for 5 days seem like a reasonable option. Unless I was a 50+ miles away from civilization, I'd think I'd have risked walking it out.

Glad snowmobilers eventually found them though.
 
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tomtaylz

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Does anyone know how far from civilization they were? I've been in some interesting situations on forest service roads but never once did staying in the Jeep for 5 days seem like a reasonable option. Unless I was a 50+ miles away from civilization, I'd think I'd have risked walking it out.

Glad snowmobilers eventually found them though.
MNF is pretty remote in their defense, could have easily been 50+ miles of pretty difficult terrain especially in the snow.

When we wheel up there you often don’t see anyone else all day.
 
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Bird

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Does anyone know how far from civilization they were? I've been in some interesting situations on forest service roads but never once did staying in the Jeep for 5 days seem like a reasonable option. Unless I was a 50+ miles away from civilization, I'd think I'd have risked walking it out.

Glad snowmobilers eventually found them though.
They must of been in northern Siberia. Wow
Glad they survived.
 

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rasband

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There's some pretty vicious snow piles in the parking lots out there too. I mean, this poor JK got stranded on a massive snow bank:

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If only they had lockers. 🤣

Could you imagine watching someone in a wrangler winching themselves off a snowbank in a parking lot!!

Edit: 🤯 Apparently there are 2wheel drive wranglers... that image is a travesty of true mall crawling with massive tires, a big lift, and being only ever able to run 2WD...
 
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billiebob

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Millennials do not have that survival-prep. instinct compared to my generation.
5 days? alone in deep snow? sounds like pretty good survival instinct to me. I seem to recall many cases of "baby boomers" following the GPS up a closed "summer use only" forestry road and being found dead days later. Not sure what your generation is but these millennials actually went snow camping in the winter, in a very capable TJ. All went well until the weather changed.

Wish they were my kids. Kudos to them for enjoying the TJ culture.