Jeff — greatly enjoyed the story. Your “challenges” were almost identical to my recent experiences on the RimRocker Trail in Utah. Lots of scratches (and one large dent) from branches that were unavoidable in a full size truck/camper combo, and a major tire sidewall failure. Changing that tire on a 5% grade on a road covered with rocks wasn’t fun but it’s the price one pays for doing what we do.
Hope to see you again at the Rally in January.