First of all. If anyone has any more information about this lone Jeep Wrangler perched on the brink of destruction, we’re dying to know the outcome. We have a few feelers on our side and will update this story if we have any new news. For now, know that somewhere in the hills east of Los Angeles, there’s a Wrangler stuck between a rock and a hard place. Or rather, on top of a rock in a very difficult place to reach.
Sadly, we don’t know the backstory, but then again, how much do you need to know? A series of photos was posted by Jun Castro late last night to Hemet News’ public Facebook group. They clearly show the latest Wrangler model very focused on a very narrow track, and we can only ask the same question we suspect everyone is asking. What was this driver thinking? In fact, we know exactly the thought process here. “I have a Wrangler, I can make it to this top … oh shit, what was I thinking?”
Kudos to the crew of The Drive for finding the location of this four-wheel drive misstep. They determined with reasonable certainty that this was a trail just south of Loma Linda, and in fact it is a series of trails. However, they are not designed for vehicles – they are hiking trails and judging by how this specific trail is enclosed on either side, we think it is well used by mountain bikers. Jeeps sometimes carry mountain bikes … maybe that’s what the driver was thinking? Yeah, probably not.
We are unable to embed the Facebook post, but you can view it here or at the source link below. This screenshot of the message gives you an idea of the peril, especially on the passenger side of the Wrangler. It is not so centered that it hangs from the side of a very slump. It won’t be possible to put this Jeep in reverse and back up slowly, at least not without shovels, well ventilated tires and a lot of people are motivated, because frankly we don’t know what kind of assistance vehicles might be. ‘get close enough to help.
Either way, we hope for the sake of the Wrangler that this saga ends well.