Today is the 2nd day this week that I have drove the Z. First time since the middle of December since the snow started to fall and has not stopped. To my credit, I only drive the Z when the roads are snow free.
January was a doozy of a month snowfall wise. Broke the all time single month record for Tahoe. In total 23 feet of snow has fell this winter. This is recorded at the local ski resort at the 6200' base area. My house is right at 6200' as well, though I get less snow where I am due to the notch where the resort is located.
So the snow started to fall and the Z was all tucked in the corner of my front yard.
I did not get a picture of full burial, but it was above the top of the fence about 2' out in a nice semi square cube. Here I am beginning to dig it out. I chipped at it for many days. Only work on it when it was above freezing. At this point I could open the door and retrieve some of my personal items. This was mid January some time.
On one particularly warm day I made a lot of progress
Then this last week it had rained for about 4 days, everything was nice and soft (if very water logged). Then this last Saturday, after a digging session, I hopped in. She fired on the first crank and I drove away. Notice the perfect impression left in the snowbank.
The only damage was the mirror on the passenger side pulled free from its 3 screws and was dangling. She sat over night, and the next day, in my semi heated garage and dried out. Monday I drove to work. Valves ticked for a little bit but are now quite. She is running better than ever.