Ugh, what a night. On my way home this evening I came into a corner a little too hot but instead of stopping, I decided to follow this single track. Well ... damned if the thing didn't go a mile or so into the woods and just stop abruptly. So, of course, with this heavy, snowball-snow I got promptly stuck when trying to back up.
I couldn't get the winch to work properly 'cause the cord kept popping loose and it was too dark to tell what was going on and pulling it backwards wasn't helping at any rate.
Finally, I gave up and walked about three miles home to get the other snow machine and a shovel.
In the end I ended up with my entire family at the site digging out this huge area right down to the ground so I could turn around. It was light out when I got stuck. I got home at 11pm