Feet of Snow + 40˚ Temps = Muddy Country Roads

The vehicle was so muddy that I didn't even have to blur out my license plate on this photo before posting it!

The vehicle was so muddy that I didn't even have to blur out my license plate on this photo before posting it!

The feet of snow we have piled around has started to melt with our 40-degree temperatures and sunny skies the last few days. The result? So far, just lots of mud!

And much of the mud was becoming attached to my vehicle – literally! I struggled all this week to overcome my urge to wash my Nissan Pathfinder. It would be like shoveling when it’s still snowing, I rationalized to myself.

But today I finally broke down and drove the car through the wash. My reasons were many including safety, image and practicality. Regarding safety, I couldn’t see a thing out my back window. And my image was on the line as I was planning to make some business stops. And finally, I thought it might make some practical sense to remove the mud before it got so thick that I could no longer get the vehicle through the garage door!

Look at all of the mud accumulated on my tire, wheel well and running board.

Look at all of the mud accumulated on my tire, wheel well and running board.

The mud hasn’t completely dried up, so I am driving slowly on the mucky three miles of gravel leading to our even-muddier quarter-mile driveway. But at least I can see out the back window – for another day or two, anyway!

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2 thoughts on “Feet of Snow + 40˚ Temps = Muddy Country Roads

  1. Do you mean you just “drove through the wash” without even having to get out and scrub? Some of that mud looks at least an inch thick! (:

    • I actually did just “drive through the wash” the first time as I was dressed a bit too nice to handle all the back splash from hand spraying the vehicle. I did hand spray the running boards and wheel wells though, after I drove through. It wasn’t a perfect wash job, but $9.75 later and it was at least a lot better!

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