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Black Rock Desert, Stuck in the Playa, Day 3 – June 3, 2016

The Fuso is still stuck.

The Fuso is still stuck.

Friday was a day for strategy. We needed a new approach and more equipment.

Morning came much too early. Breakfast was included in the price of our hotel. After almost two days of snacks, it was really appreciated.

Carman arrived to pick us up around 9:00. The plan was to drive up to the Fuso to evaluate the current condition in the daylight. Since there weren’t any plans to actually extract it this morning, I decided to catch up on my sleep.

The Fuso’s situation didn’t look any better this morning.

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Carman didn’t have the equipment needed to get it out. Jon and Carman stopped in at Bruno’s Shell and Towing in Gerlach to find the person with the major recovery equipment. They were told to come back around 5:00 to meet with Cecil at the garage.

Jon came back to the hotel around 2 and we had a little lunch. Jon and Carman left around 4:00 to return to Gerlach.  It turns out that the person they needed to talk to was Willie, Cecil’s son. After a lot of running around and talking with other people and knocking on random doors, they met Willie.  He is the owner of Courtney Rock and Transport and has the heavy equipment needed to get us out.

They drove out the the Fuso with Willie so that he could determine what he needed to bring tomorrow. Arrangements were made to meet Willie at Bruno’s Shell at 9:00 am on Saturday before returning to recover the Fuso.

Jon got back to the hotel around 10:30 pm. We had a little dinner and went to bed. It was going to be a big day tomorrow.


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