Today was interesting to say the least. The day before, one of our trucks got stuck in a deep muddy puddle in the roads near Big Sandy Lake, which is one of the lakes we will be researching this summer. The tow truck that arrived to pull out our vehicle caused more problems than it fixed: First, it backed into the tailgate of the department truck, causing it to be unable to close. Second, it was unsuccessful in pulling the department truck out of the mud, resulting in a slight delay and further frustration. In addition to an unmovable truck, one of the spindles wrapped in rope broke causing a couple of interns and myself to tediously unwrap the rope. Although we were prolonged by both the truck and spindle, both the local plant and tree identification and coring were successfully completed.