Pathfinding for the Glidden Tour-Detroit to Denver and return, 2600 miles in rainy April. Car was an E-M-F "30" -Price, 1250. Dobbin would have been called in to help, but the prudent farmer refused to risk his horses in this qucksand hole that he said was "bottomless" when soaked by spring rains. Horses would have sunk even deeper than the car and might have broken legs or so strained themselves as to be useless ever after. So resort was had to fence rails, the car pried up so as to get a kind of corduroy footing under her and then she worked her own way out. It was a revelation to the ruralities to see her perform.