We were wheeling in one of our favorite areas and came across a jeep completely buried up to the door sills in what used to be just a small muddy spot. The teenagers in their parents jeep had run back and forth, mudding through the muddy spot until it was a huge mud pit with feet deep grooves.
The kids immediately noticed that my Taco Sport had a winch and their eyes lit up and smiles came to their faces. They were stuck to the point of needing a tow truck to pull the jeep out. We asked if they had called for help and they said no, it was their dads jeep and he would get "upset" if he saw his jeep in that condition. We asked if they knew that mudding on an existing trail was illegal, they didn't know that.
I seriously thought about leaving them, they were within almost reasonable walking distance to town, they had cell phones and cell service and their dad to call for assistance.
I ended up winching them out, after I made them call their dad and let me talk to him, you would be surprised how fast that dad made it up to that mud hole in the woods to see his jeep.
Well, what would you have done, winch or no winch?