Barlow Creek and Bonney Meadows Snowmobile Ride

While Julian spent the day with "Grammy", Katie and I went to the mountain to snowmobile. Originally we planned to ride from Frog Lake SnoPark, but it was too busy with dog sled races, so we ended up nearby at Skyline SnoPark. It was snowing lightly and about 24°F which was quite a bit warmer than last weekend.

We headed through the tunnel under Hwy 26 back toward Frog Lake. We then rode down road 43 to Barlow Crossing campground along Barlow Creek. We rode a little ways down the Barlow Trail before turning around.

Snowmobiling near Barlow Creek     Barlow Creek Crossing in the snow

We continued on road 48 and then 4890 to Bonney Meadows. No one was around and we enjoyed a little riding in the meadows. This was the longest trip Katie has been on since our Mini Adventurer was born. Soon she'll be ready for some off trail riding.

Snowmobiling at Bonney Meadows with Gray Jays     Bonney Meadows covered in snow

There was so much snow at Bonney Meadows that all the picnic tables were completely covered. I couldn't see a single one.

Outhouse buried by snow at Bonney Meadows Campground

We had a fun quick ride and were back home by 1:30 PM before all the ski traffic.

2015/16 Mileage

Trip: 36 miles
Season: 275 miles
Total Days: 9

Gear List

2014 Polaris 800 Pro RMK Snowmobile
2013 Polaris 800 Switchback Assault Snowmobile
Up North Technologies PRO SERIES Snowmobile Cargo Rack
P-700-B Low Profile Powder Keg
Echo CS-271T chainsaw
HMK Summit V16 Pack
GMAX GM76X Helmet
Smith Phenom Turbo Fan Goggles
Columbia Men’s Bugaboot Plus III Titanium Omni-Heat Boots
HMK Hustler 2 Snowmobile Pants
Columbia Titanium Hightail II Softshell Jacket
HMK Cascade Snowmobile Jacket
Columbia Powerfly Down Puff Jacket
Head Digital Sport Liner Gloves
Outdoor Research Ambit Gloves
Columbia Men's Fast Trek Fleece Hat
HighGear ATF8 Altimeter
Petzl TIKKA XP 2 Headlamp
Olympus Tough TG-1 Camera
Sony HDR-AS200V ActionCam
Lifeline Aluminum Sport Utility Snow Shovel
Fiskars POWER TOOTH Softgrip 10" Folding Saw
First Aid Kit
Samsung Galaxy S6 Active w/BackCountry Navigator
Suunto A-10 Compass


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