Off-Road Rescuer Finally Saved By Crazy Ford Explorer

We’ve seen some videos from Matt’s Off-Road Recovery, saving the day for the most stubborn adventurer in and around southwest Utah. This time, the rescuer became a savior after a failed rock-climbing attempt. And the wildest Ford Explorer Sport Trac you’ll ever see stepped up to save the day.

Before that can happen, Explorer needs help. A call came in about someone stranded on the southern line of Hurricane, Utah. Rather than extraction, individuals need help getting spare parts for on-site repairs. Reaching a stranded off-roader isn’t easy, and upon arrival, the video shows a radical off-roader that’s clearly tailor-made for some serious crimes. It’s actually the Ford Explorer in question, or at least, that’s what it was in his previous life. Without body panels and riding on custom suspensions, his days of taking kids to soccer practice are long over.

The rescue actually went according to plan. Special hydraulic hoses are required for repairs, and Matt Off-Road Recovery can do it. However, at some point afterward, the rescuer made a self-proclaimed “bad decision” to try and climb the steep, narrow ridge. As the video above shows, the modified Jeep Cherokee squeezes into place when it’s nearly vertical. And the crazy Ford Explorer – now fully functional with new hoses and new power steering fluid – that saves the day. How’s the karma?

We’d love to see more of the Wild Explorer, but from there the video moves on to another, slightly less dramatic rescue. The older Dodge Durango gets high-centering while trying to turn on the trail, and judging by its road tires, it’s a mystery why drivers even venture that far from the highway. It’s a straightforward extraction, though there’s a bit of drama in trying to cut corners from the trail network before the thunderstorm hits.

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