Dennis, As far a sledding the splits out of the stacks in the winter I could probably park my truck so I'd have a straight line shot to the lot line stacks and hook the winch to my truck. I was thinking about towing the splits out on my sled last winter. I've got tow hooks in the front of my truck so I could keep a good eye on what the sled was doing enroute. I'm getting old..... seems I have developed 'a hitch in my get along'..... so I'm looking for an easier method versus walking/pulling a filled sled over 2+ feet of snow. The splits stacked at the rear lot line are scheduled for use in 2014/15 so I've got some time to figure out a better transport method. The splits planned for use 2013/14 are stacked right next to my driveway so access there is a piece of cake.