March 10, 2022 | Categories:

Mission Reports: Snow and Mud!

Colorado 4×4 Rescue and Recovery has had a busy last few days dispatching our numerous recoveries in the mud and snow.

Snow conditions in the high country are deceiving right now. It’s getting warmer at elevation and the once hard packed snow is becoming very soft, make it extremely easy to frame out vehicles quite a ways in on forest roads.

We are also seeing an uptick in deep mud hole calls cause by spring runoff. Even driving in to access this Ram 2500, we had to cross extremely soft patches in the main county road, and another very soft spot on the forest road before this big sink hole.

If you are coming up to a wet spot with deep ruts in the trails this spring, it’s wise to get out and check them first with a stick and see where the bottom is. While the hole the truck is stuck in looks like a soupy mess now, initially it was just a rutted up spot in a trail where lighter vehicles made it right through.

As soon as the heavy weight of that diesel truck hit it, the road gave way to a 3 foot mud bog below from a natural spring and the truck sank.

Video of the 2500 recovery can be seen at:

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