Like I mentioned, the road is super easy all the way up. When we reached the drift, it was 30 yards from the summit. It was 8'-12' high and crossed the trail at an angle. The lowest part of the trail was right up against the cliff edge. We dug a trench on the right side, checked the approach angle, and then dug in the pull-pal on the opposite end of the drift. Ryan was first up. We attached Dave's winch to his rear to help keep it from sliding out as Ryan crest the hump.
Relying heavily on the winch, Ryan crest with no problems. After making it over half way, we unhooked the winch, however that turned out to be a little premature. Ryan started to drive and the whole Jeep slid sideways towards the cliff edge. Luckily the jeep stopped and we hustled to hook the winch back up to the pull pall again.
Once safely over and on dirt, Dave came across and then Paul followed.
We did some more digging in anticipation of Gary and Chad, and also for the trip back out over this same drift. Because gravity would be working with us, we dug at the 8' foot wall helping move the cleared line farther away from the cliff edge so that we didn't have to some off the snow and make a hard left turn to stay on the mountain. Once you broke the ice layer, the snow started melting away like butter. After an hour or 2 Chad and Gary arrived and we winched them over with no issues also.
A little more digging, and it was time for Paul and Dave to head out. Paul came first and made it look easy.
Dave decided he would put on his lucky combat helmet for safety and good luck.
Dave made it just fine and the 2 of them headed back home. Ryan, Gary and Chad stuck around for a night of camping and snagged some great sunset pics.
By the next day, the snow had melted even more, and the decent off the drift was pretty level. All of us came off with no problems and our weekend adventure was now complete.
Until next time my friends....