The one time I've been winter wheelin didn't really end up too well.... Went out by myself to snap some architecture photos for a class last year. I was driving down a road on the outskirts of town when I remembered there was an old shack nearby that I could get to by logging road. I didn't want to trudge through the snow on foot and it looked like somebody had driven down the logging road themselves recently, so I decided to give it a shot. Getting to the cabin was fine- it hadn't snow for a while so there was decent traction even with my old, balding all-terrains. I get out and snap my pictures, being somewhat disappointed as the scene wasn't as cool as I had remembered. Nevertheless, it would work for my assignment so I got back into the taco to head back.
Now here's a problem... I didn't want to reverse all the way back out to the paved road, and I wouldn't be able to turn around by leaving the trail since I would sink into the untouched snow like a rock. With that in mind, I drive down farther looking for a place to turn around and find that the trail comes to a T. Great! I decide it would be a good idea to do a three-point turn to get myself turned around. As soon as I turn left onto one of the secondary trails, I hit a sink hole. Reverse, a no-go. Forward, a no-go as well. Even in 4lo locked, all I was doing was burrying myself deeper and deeper. Making matters worse, I realized I was out of cell service and didn't have a shovel, chains, or anything usefull to get me out. After pondering for a bit, I knew I would have to make the best out of this situation. I took my windshield ice scraper out and started the hour long digging session to make a path for all 4 tires back to the main part of the dirt road that I was just on. Even once that was done, it was pure ice underneath and i was going nowhere fast. Finally I clued in, split open a sandbag I had in the back, and layered in over the trail. Eventually I was able to get myself turned around and out of that mess.
Since my pride was already crushed, I didn't take a picture of my truck in it's snow-stuck state, but here's the cabin that I was at
I do plan on going out in the snow this year for real though. This time I'll be sure to have other trucks, shovles, and hopefully a winch available.
Wow!!!! Awesome shots and BEASTLY trucks.... I'd love to own something along the lines of any one of those some day.