A couple of years ago Don and I were trapped up on a ridge in the White mountains of Arizona during the fall. It was mid October and we were surprised and caught off guard by a sudden Blizzard that dumped 2.5 - 3 feet of snow on the ground. We were trapped for 5 days, and toward the end of our stay were running real low on supplies.
The only thing we had left to eat were apples, stale bread and eggs, and they had froze solid. In order to make egg sandwiches, I had to actually defrost the eggs on the dashboard of our truck. For fresh water we were forced to melt snow in a large metal pan. To make matters worse we had run out of extra gas, and I couldn't even run the truck's heater at night to keep from freezing to death. We put on several layers of clothing and huddled in the Blue Goose with the dogs sharing body heat. Each day Don would try to make it out with his truck, which is a 4 wheel drive. Finally after 5 days of real good weather the snow melted enough so we could escape our winter prison. It was a real close call.
The following are videos I took on days 4 and 5 showing the road we came in on. Everyday Don and I took the dogs for a walk trying to trample down the snow so that we could get out with the trucks. On one of Don’s walks he discovered that a tree had fallen across the road but was sure he could pull it out of the way with his 4 wheel drive, once the snow had melted.