Silver 2012 Outback 2.5i
So this past weekend the wife and I tried to find a hot spring near Cascade. Turned a snow covered dirt road road which was initially pretty well tracked. Further in there were no tracks but I figured I was gonna get a chance to test the Outback’s capabilities. Was doing good until I stopped at a fork to check the directions. Tried to start moving again and started sliding toward the inside of the turn and ditch. Traction control off didn’t make a difference more wheel spin no more movement. Right rear wheel ended up in the ditch. Over an hour of digging (Mostly by my poor wife because of my busted wrist) got us moving a little but couldn’t turn around kept spinning and sliding toward the ditch. Finally gave up and called for a tow with what little cellphone service we had. 4wd tow truck did his share of spinning but managed to winch us to where we were pointed downhill. Pretty smooth sailing after that but alas no hot spring. Lessons learned (1 Get snow tires. I usually have but was putting it off since I didn’t know how it would do on the current tires, plus winter has been kinda mild here so far. (2 I need a come a long or something else to do self recovery if this happens again. Any particular options that really work for anyone would be appreciated.