Here are some pics from a snow run made in the Oregon Cascades on 4/2. After this it was time to take these tires off and go back to something a little more normal for the warm part of the year.
disclaimer: Make sure someone knows where you are going, take emergency supplies, know your limits and stay within them, etc., etc.
This is a view of the road down lower, early in the day. There is quite a bit of new snow since anyone drove this road. I had been up here about a month earlier, and it looks like several other folks had followed those tracks for part of the way. I eventually got far enough that everything was snowed in and pristine looking. There's about 2 feet of snow on the road at this point.
This was the view out the side window where the first picture was taken. Just enough fresh snow to make everything beautiful.
This spot slowed me down a bit. There was around 3 feet of snow, but it was melted down to the road on both sides and there wasn't enough room to skirt around it. I shoveled enough snow in the holes on to allow the Jeep to make it through. The big fat tires are keeping the Jeep on top of this deep snow. They are 33x15.50 Dick Cepek FCII-s at about 4psi. Delayed, but not yet stopped.
This is what it looked like after I went through. Almost slipped in. Not a lot of margin.
There is a road in front of me, theoretically. The way the snow had drifted and partially melted earlier in the year left it a bit dicey in places. It was just enough of a side slope to keep making the Jeep want to slide off of the road and down the hill. Caution and the occasional liberal use of my shovel stopped that from happening.
Last pic of the day. This is where I turned around. I'd had enough for one day. The hole beside the front tire is where I dug down to see how deep the snow was. It was about 40" deep. You can just see the handle of my shovel sticking up out of the hole.
The snow was of a consistency at this elevation that didn't provide much traction. The chains helped some.