Friday evening, my sons had a scout camp out at a place about 30 miles North of town. My youngest son also had a Junior High Student Council community service activity that he had to be at, so we agreed to drive him out to the camp out after he was finished. We were given a map to the area. As we prepared to leave, it began to rain lightly. By the time we got my son from his activity, and got on the road, things were beginning to get a little muddy. We followed the map, and wound up out in the middle of nowhere, on a very slick, muddy road, and no tracks in front of us. We called the leaders in charge, and asked where we had gone astray. They told us where we SHOULD have turned off the road, and we backtracked to get on the right road. WE WERE FOLLOWING THEIR MAP! When we finally got on the right road, it had been raining for over an hour, and the road was MUCH muddier and slick. It took us another 40 minutes to get out to the campsite, and 40 more minutes to get back to the road. All in all, we had been driving on muddy, slick roads for 2 1/2 hours, and over 55 miles. I was beat, tired, and you could hardly tell what color our vehicle was SUPPOSED to be.
We found out today that one gentleman from our troop had gone out to that area Thursday, and got his big, four-wheel drive, Ram diesel stuck up to the axles out in that area. He wasn't able to get it out until this afternoon. Now both sons owe me!
Take care, and drive carefully. Stick.