Finally a spring snowstorm worthy of another snowmobile trip

Snow levels have finally come back down to pass level, so my friend John and I went snowmobiling near Mt Hood on Sunday. We were the only ones at Skyline Sno Park. Most of the snow at pass level had melted since we were last up. But luckily there was enough new snow to cover the bare spots.

It was just below freezing and and snowing steady with moderate wind. We rode up towards High Rock where the fresh powder was deep and flying into my face. It was a blast. We continued down towards Hideaway Lake. Unfortunately the snow thinned out too much and we couldn't make it to the lake. We headed back to High Rock and rode around in the powder before heading back towards Clear Lake. The cache of firewood I left from our January snow camping trip was still there, so we built a fire and relaxed for a bit before heading home. What a great way to end the season.

Snowmobiling near High Rock, Oregon     Taking a break from all the new snow

2015/16 Mileage

Trip: 44 miles
Season: 408 miles
Total Days: 15

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 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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