Saw your Desert Event on Bill Burke's FB page, so decided to come on by. Just moved from California to Idaho. Have been a long time member of TLCA, after buying a Land Cruiser in 2008 and got hooked on overlanding. After my first offroad trip I went to Dirty Toy School in Dec 2008 where I discovered the most important upgrade to a 4x4 is the driver. I have made much better decisions after that training, but still occasionally get caught in a bad one. Like discovering this quicksand in Capitol Reef back in 2015 on a solo trip with the wife. Did buy a PullPal and get my Ham License after this trip. Those are Bill Burke's former MaxTrax (he cracked with his motorhome) under the rear wheels. Didn't seem like a glamour shot of the Cruiser fit here.