No ****, there I was... (this is how all great stories start)
My buddy in his 2003 grand cherokee, and me in my newly aquired 98 sahara tj went on some forest circus roads looking for trouble last week. We found it. There were still snow drifts (3' deep at center) at 3600' in the shade of trees (cascade mountains, WA just off I-90). We were both dumb and got stuck. Thankfully, I had a winch. I am new to tackling packed snow. Make sure you have a shovel! (and a winch or come-along)
Its easy enough to winch myself out of a snowdrift, but winching a Grand cherokee that is hi-centered on packed snow/ice witha 8000lb winch only PULLED ME CLOSER to the stuck jeep untill we dug it out. We both learned a few harsh lessons about how snow can look simple, but be difficult. It also felt pretty good recovering another vehicle with my TJ. Maybe I'll put a tally sticker on my fender and keep count, like a world war 2 fighter pilot
. is it 5 or six that makes me an ace?
How do you handle snow? from here on, I might just avoid it. at least mud doesnt turn to ice when packed. Should snow just be avoided, or is there a magical formula with how to deal with snow?
I appreciate your responses and snow stories