I went ahead and bought a side by side. It's been such a wet year that some of the trips I have planned are compromised. 25 miles out of town and faced with 100 yards of bog leading to more bog was too much for me and I admitted defeat and turned around and went home. I need to learn the reverse winch as sometimes pulling forward gets a person from bad to worse. A partner would definately have been worth while. An earth anchor also though I found you can winch from a group of small trees. I was surprised that going in we found some pretty high water but by afternoon the water had risen 10 inches. Might have been a burst beaver dam? In any case I now know why guys buy argos! The next day we went on a higher trail but the trail petered out just as we saw caribou in the distance. Need to plan a hybrid ranger and backpack trip!
Lokking forward to taking out the 570 again. The ingrown bush on the unmaintained trail system has knocked off the new machine look. The network of Yukon mining trails is definately dying with the advent of the helicopter age. No one maintains these trails! I am redoing my recovery kit and wonder what people take in theirs. I have replaced my rope with a tree strap and strapping and needed and used the Bob Dustrude saw and Wetterlings forest axe. I also added a small shovel. Could have used that on day 1!
Video of my first big trip https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_Lc...r7OAnV0ceWlkmw