Looks like the strike was avoided and you were able to say.Great trip - thanks for leading this Mike!
Does that include your 40 feet of mud puddle a few days earlier.545 miles round trip for a mile & a half trail run
Thought it might have been yours but some of the pictures seem to almost have a reddish tint. Probably the dust. Just as idea of quick cheap to get some kind of skid plate is find one from a 60 series. 4/85 and later the four speeds used in the US were longer like the five speeds. I picked one up and seeing if I can figure a way to use a least part of it with my automatic. Other than threaded holes in the frame guessing with the five speed it should be pretty easy to mount unless the inside CAT is in the way.@Living in the Past I’ve got a 2.5-3” OME lift with 285/75/16 tires on the 62. Clearance isn’t an issue assuming you are judicious with the obstacles you elect to tackle, pick good lines, and have good spotters. As others on the run can attest to, my judgement is somewhat questionable. Aftermarket bumpers, sliders, and skid plates have jumped up on my list of priorities.