dont know if this can be considered being the voice of reason here - but this is how i see things:
im all for a cleanup - trash, debris, fluids/contaminants, etc. a way to at least clean up the trail and hillside a little. truth be told it probably does need it - hell a lot of the trails that don't have overturned vehicles on them need it. i cant remember how many beer cans we picked up on one of my last trail rides out at chiva.
however, i am strongly against any kind of vehicle recovery. for many reasons. the biggest being we would all be putting ourselves and our vehicles at risk. there are just so many variables that you have to consider, and so many things that can go wrong when attempting something like this. also, this isn't our job, or even a hobby/specialty of anyone in our group afaik
; and we don't have the proper equipment. sure we can winch someone out of a stuck spot, or tow someone through an obstacle, but recovering a jeep thats in a ravine that probably won't roll, even if you put a new tire on it. the axles are probably toast, and its been sitting there long enough to develop more issues.
shit - it was a big deal to make sure we got Greg's jeep back over carpet hill and he just damaged an axle. trying to recover this jeep has all the makings of it turning into one major fiasco with multiple jeeps damaged and people injured, perhaps seriously.
sorry if i offended anyone - but thats just how i see it.