There was no one on this road, and it was dark dark dark. We kept it slow, but the road was a real challenge with all the huge ruts and wash outs. It then became clear why we were waved on by the police, they were driving behind us seeing if we would show them the way. I like flattery, but as it was dark there weren't enough spectators to see me show my stuff, so I called it quits; I snapped a rear shock absorber in half to bring this fool's errand to a close, just as the road became near vertical. Enough was a enough. We headed back to town. Perhaps the next day we could visit some other small lakes around the area.