I’m hauling a handful of hives to the mountains to collect a bit of sourwood honey. I’ve never been to this property but directions seem straightforward enough. We’re about 8 miles down a narrow, bumpy, winding dirt road. The river crossing is supposed to be safe if the gauge says 2ft or less. It read 1.2. At mid river the deck of the trailer (and hive bottom boards) were submerged and the water was at the bottom of the truck’s doors. Too late to turn around we plowed on. I was sure the engine would flood….and we’d never get a wrecker out to this remote spot.