Oh, boy. I've really done it this time.
I got the car stuck bad in National Forest land. Really bad. I have no idea what to do so any help, advice, or even some good vibes would be a big plus at this point.
I was on Jones pass earlier today and I got to a point where half the width of the road was covered in snow. The car got little stuck and instead of going forward or backward it would slip sideways anytime the wheels started spinning. Once one wheel fell off the trail I knew I was screwed. There was a guy with a tow strap that tried to help us out but anything we did just shifted the car into a worse position and the vehicle attempting to pull us out couldn't get any traction
I don't know if a tow truck can get up there where my car is stuck. A few guys that I talked to suggested I try to get in touch with a guy that keeps a bobcat halfway up the pass and see if he's willing to help. The guy that was attempting to pull my car out suggested I try to get ahold of someone running the snowcat operation and see if they can pull me out.
One of the guys I talked to told us a story of him getting his truck stuck on national forest land, CDOT wouldn't help and he had to bring in two buddies trucks and cut down 20 aspens to get his truck out. At this point, I realized just how over my head I might be with this whole situation.
I called Clear Creek County sherif when I got down to an area with cellphone reception and let them know what happened and that everyone was ok. They suggested calling around some towing companies but it may cost hundreds of dollars for a winch out.
At this point I don't even know where to start or how broke this is going to make me. I'm sure I can't be the only idiot who has ever gotten their car seriously stuck in a national forest. There has to be a way to get it out. I just wish I knew the best way.
Pictures and updates coming soon. I just need to make some phone calls first and try to figure out what's going on.
Oh, and to further complicate the situation, a snow storm is moving in tonight and it's going to be snowing off and on until Thursday. Not good for my poor Subaru at 12,000'.
Last edited by AcroPhile; 10-13-2013 at 05:34 PM.