Yeah I have a 4x4. Jojo doesn't. He did pretty much everything but that hill, it was him that actually took those pictures. He only got stuck once though and that was in some real soft sand. He goes a lot of places you wouldn't think a 4x2 could. Where do you live SD_Frontier?
i believe the capabilities of a 2wd truck. i used to have a Ranger that i would take to the desert that only had 2wd or maybe even it was one. (i seem to remember only laying one rubber track down on the ground when i peeled out) anyway, i drove my buddy's Prerunner Tacoma, 2wd with a locking rear diff, and i was able to go places even he could not. he has less experience though.
by the way, i live in san diego. i was just over at Borrego Springs last weekend. I directed people from this forum to a post i made on another forum. first time with the Frontier in the desert. i ripped my antenna off and gave the truck some character (arizona pinstripes). here is one pice from the weekend.
let me know if ya'll wanna meet up somewhere in the middle or anywhere really.