March 5, 2011
Four Wheeling with a Horse Trailer
One tiny drawback was the roadbuilding required when we came to a washed out section we couldn't go around. We piled rocks and shoveled a whole lot of dirt, filling a space about 3 feet deep and 3 feet wide to accommodate the wheels of truck and trailer. Our redneck-engineered roadbed worked for us, but it'll come tumbling down with the next big rain. We're just glad it didn't tumble while we were crossing it! (We did take the horses out of the trailer before venturing across - both to make the trailer lighter, and for the horses' safety in case our road construction didn't hold up.)
The chains you see on the truck were necessary to get through deep sand that had blown over the road. We would have been stuck several times over without those chains.
Needless to say, it was a long day, but we were able to make camp before dark, and slept soundly with miles of sandy trails dancing in our somewhat addled heads.