The big snowmelt and wet spring had washed out the road in places. Some washouts were small and could be maneuvered around. This one (6 feet deep and at least 20 feet wide) stopped us. The gap could easily have swallowed a pickup and horse trailer whole and burbed its satisfaction.
Steve suggested using our shovels to fill in the road. I hope he was joking. He got absolutely no encouragement from me!