I have a buddy that lives down in the Burns area which is sage brush country and good hunting. Vast amounts of open range land and coyotes up the Kazoo. It seems he was in such a hurry the other morning, (he over slept) that he just grabbed all his gear and raced out to jeep and roared out to his hunting spot which was in the middle of no where, and ran to his blind he had made years ago. He left the jeep sitting in the middle of the trail to his blind since it would be weeks or months before anyone might come along down that trail, well he did pretty good that morning on the dogs and decided to call it a day about noon. There was about three inch's of snow on the ground that morning when he got there but the sun had come out and melted it off and he was leaving muddy tracks as he walked out dragging his coyotes and thinking about the $$$ the hides would bring in. He was thinking about a steak and maybe a beer for dinner that night as he got back to the jeep to celebrate the good hunt. There was only one problem, ... when you go out in the desert in the early morning and the ground is frozen, ... well when the sun comes out and warms everything up the ground thaws and what you parked on may have been just frozen mud. You see his jeep was now resting on the frame rails sunk up to the bottom of the jeep in mud. Now he has been running this country for many years and is just as prepared as any desert rat, there's a huge winch on the jeep and of course a handiman jack but winching out on sagebrush is an art that doesn't always work very well. Most of us have saved ourselves with a handi man but there has to be a bottom to what you set the jack on to make it work. The end result was that all he could do was dig out around the tires and the exhast pipe the best he could and wait for the ground to freeze up that night so there would be a base to jack up the jeep from. So he spent the night in the jeep running the heater and about 2:00 the next morning he was able to jack the jeep up and stuff sagebrush under the tires and get out. Steak and egg's and a beer made a great breakfast he said. I guess the message here is always remember that what freezes also thaws out and to be prepared so you don't have to walk out.