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We drove the Mariner to NW IA on Christmas Eve. About 100 mi out, it started raining (@ 23 degrees). It turned to glare ice. It then started snowing, and 30-40 mph wind, and never quit. We did make it there in 10 hours (400 miles). I'm so glad we took the Mariner (4wd). They had over 24" while we were there. Here's some pics:











It was very pretty, but man -- it wouldn't quit snowing.

Here's what greeted us at home. We got around 12+" here in KC:





Our dog could walk right over our 4' fence, and the neighbor's 6'.
 

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Wow. That's some really deep snow. In Lubbock, to your South, we received about 4" on Christmas Eve. I took these photos right before I left for the Airport at 5:00 am to catch my flight that was supposed to leave at 6:30 am.


My flight was delayed, and they couldn't tell me when it would leave, so I decided to drive to Austin to visit my family on Christmas.

After driving for about five hours in the snow, I had travelled just over 100 miles to Sweetwater. I was really regretting not waiting for my plane. The snow cleared after driving another hour or so and I made it to Austin around 5:00 pm. My flight was cancelled, so I guess driving was the right decision. I really feel sorry for all the cars stuck on the side of the highway that I passed.
 

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I was very pleased with the Mariner's performance in the snow --even with the smallish stock Cross Terrains. I went where my Dad got stuck in his AWD Montego (4000 lb+ car).
 

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I love looking at snow pics. Thanks for posting them. :)
They are so very beautiful. Over 2 ft though, WOW !

Good to hear that your Mariner lived up to your expectations, kkreit01 ! :thumb:

kkreit01 and KC57RQ, I'm glad that you made it to your destinations safely. :)
 
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