Went on a pretty good ride yesterday with a buddy. We left about 0800 from near Tombstone AZ. Ran a mix of two track and some single track/washes to Near St David, dropped into the San Pedro river and ran up to Benson. Had about 40 miles clocked at that point so gassed up, crossed I-10 and ran up San Pedro road. Took a bunch of cut outs and trails off that and finally made our way to San Manuel. Gassed again, had lunch and a beer, and headed back. Found a trail about 40 minutes out of San Manuel (near Redington I think) that dropped into the San Pedro river and ran it S. about 15 miles or so. Very awesome. The pig truly excelled here, until we hit the lower areas that were still holding water. Water, sand, and the pig don't mix! Let me tell you, when you hit a sand bog in the water and sink the pig up to it's seat, it's a real problem. After 30 minutes of much grunting and straining, the pig came free, but alas, letting out the clutch resulted in nothing but a high pitched squeel. Sand does horrible things to engines. Through the modern magic of the cell phone, got my wife and son to meet me in Benson, about 40 miles from the pig. By now it was dark, and it was hell to find a trail down into the river that I could get my jeep and trailer down. After a few miles of searching, found a way in, but had to run about 10 miles up the river to find the pig. Not fun with a trailer. Used the heck out my lockers and had many close ones. Thank god for the Hi-Lift jack is all I can say. Got about 1/4 mile from the bike, but the jeep just plain couldn't make it further, sand bogs, water, rocks, and brush were to much. So, the boy and I pushed that 300lb beast down the river, what a friggin' work out that was! An hour later we were back on the main road and on the way home. Rolled into the driveway just before midnight. The pig stopped with just over 150 miles on the odometer from the ride. Probably put close to that on the jeep recovering it! All in all, fun day. Only broke a shackle and leaf on the trailer dragging it through the rocks. Haven't torn into the XR yet. Hope it's an easy fix, but expect it's not, we shall see. I will admit, when my buddy sank his WR250, I was a little bit jelous when he simply picked it up and turned it around to face the other direction.