Having a winch or a come along would have given you options other than the tow truck if you had truly been stuck. Something to think about for you next solo Jeep adventure!
I don't have much Jeep experience, but I was once stuck in a mud hole in my '72 International Scout with completely inadequate tires. I was out of options so I threw it into 4L and it tractored right out of that thing. Amazing!! (I started carrying a come along after that moment of triumph!!