Family snowmobile adventure near Lookout Mountain

Katie and I both took Friday off to celebrate my birthday up in the snow. We had hoped to go snow camping, but the weather was not looking good overnight (rain in the forecast instead of snow). We ended up going snowmobiling for the day near Lookout Mountain (same place we were two weeks ago).

Julian was excited like always. I think he loves the snow as much as I do. There was not enough snow at Little John sno park, so we drove up the road to about 4,600' in elevation and found a spot to pull off the road and unload the snowmobiles. There was about 6 inches of snow.

We rode about 4 miles up the road to High Prairie at the base of Lookout Mountain where we had parked our car just two weeks ago. There was now 2-3 feet of snow up here.I love to see the snow piling up. We played in the snow for awhile at the top and I took a short ride down the road a bit further.

Julian wanted to ride his sled, so we head back down to our truck. On our way down we ran into my friend Kyle who was coming up to snow camp for the weekend with some of his extended family.

Katie, Julian, and Frosty     Katie and Julian snowmobiling

Katie and I took turns pulling Julian on his sled. He loves his sled. And he is getting better at throwing snowballs too. The snow was perfect down lower and he was able to throw head sized snow balls at us. What a fun way to spend my birthday. Thanks Julian and Katie. I love you two.

2016/17 Mileage

Trip: 18 miles
Season: 23 miles
Total Days: 2

2015/16 Season: 408 miles, 15 days

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
HMK Summit V16 Pack
GMAX GM76X Helmet
Smith Phenom Turbo Fan Goggles
Columbia Men’s Bugaboot Max Electric 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
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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