So my headlight shit the bed on me again tonight... this time leaving me deserted by myself out in the woods, 9.5 miles away from home with almost no moonlight(7% moon tonight), and tons of mud and huge puddles everywhere from all the rain we've had lately. It was dark as hell and humid out so my damn goggles kept fogging up too, making it even harder to see. Fortunately, all of the puddles on the trail allowed me to actually see a bit better in the more open areas of the trail because the puddles reflected the tiny bit of the color of the night sky and let me see where the trail went so long as I drove through the puddles the whole way. I was able to do mostly lugging RPM's in 3rd gear and even a little bit of lugging 4th gear in some short stints of spots where the trail is a little wider and I know there are no trees or big bumps... but the last 2.5 miles were deadly treacherous because the trail gets real narrow and curvy and the trees on either side become very dense and are real tall, so they completely block out any light from above. I had to do that section in mostly 1rst and 2nd gear and there were parts that I couldn't even tell if I was still on the trail or not because it was almost pitch black, so I had to stop and walk the bike while feeling in front of me with my hands for trees in those real real bad spots. Despite being a waste of a riding night, it was still a fun experience to get through and should make for a nice story to tell my coworkers tomorrow at work. I keep a clip-on 5-LED headlight in my carry pouch for situations just like this, but the trails were so wet with deep puddles tonight that it was completely soaked and must have shorted out, because when I pulled it out to use it, I couldn't get it to turn on, even though I had it wrapped in some plastic. This is the second headlight that's died on me in my XR250 this riding season... the last one was in May or June. I would have figured a headlight would have more of a lifespan than the 80 or 90 hours I've ridden since replacing the last one. My first thought was that maybe the wires going to the bulb got super wet from all the puddles and shorted out, but that's never happened to me before.. and after pulling the bulb, sure enough.. it was all black inside and burned out. Does anyone else have any good stories about this kind of thing happening to them?