Thanks Stan. It appears that "local" wheeling this time of year has two extremes... leisure or what we did. At the moment I'd pick "leisure" but in a week or two I'm sure I could be persuaded into something more difficult. George is right, chains and a HAM Radio would have been nice. Chains are going in today as "permanent gear" and my Christmas List just got amended!!! BTW, Thanks UB and Marco for "rescue mission" option. I'll let you guys know next time we plan on doing something we probably shouldn't!!!