Really enjoyed the read and imagery your words spun up which filled in quite nicely with the pics. LOL at times with your humor and outlook and +1 on the earlier comparison to Joe Gresh's writing.
Quite the ending and adventure at trails end. Glad you both faired no worse and have great stories to share. Plan to get my 250 WRX out on sections of the TET over the next few years as well.
"Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you." - Carl Sandburg