So, in the spirit of avoiding backing, what would you estimate was the longest back you ever made? For me, I'm guessing half a mile. Wintertime, started in on a dry gravel road. Once I got back under the trees, it turned to solid ice. One side of the road was a steep bank uphill. The other side a sharp drop off down into the creek 30 feet below. One lane winding road. Two feet of snow all around. One half hour of daylight left. Take no chances! Back out nice and slow and steady.