The rains in the area days before the event created very slick, slippery red clay covered trails. Last year the trails were dry and dusty which allowed for good traction. Not this year. It was a huge learning experience for me.
I was very frustrated on parts of the trails because my Jeep was getting no traction. I had to be towed on one trail where my driver's side tire kept slipping into a two foot rut. Several other off-roaders made it thru, but they had their throttle timing down to a tee. Something I needed to work on.