Olallie Lake, So much snow!

John and I spent the weekend camping at Skyline SnoPark and snowmobiling to Olallie Lake. We brought John's camper this trip. It is about a 34 mile snowmobile ride to Olalllie Lake from Skyline SnoPark.

There was still plenty of parking when we arrived Saturday morning. After we parked and got situated, we unloaded the snowmobiles, and headed off towards Olallie Lake. The weather was mostly cloudy with snow flurries.

Camping at Skyline SnoPark     Near Clackamas Lake

We made a short detour to ride a bit along the power transmission lines. This was our first time riding under them and we didn't realize how loud they were here. Unfortunately visibility was next to nothing, so we didn't meander long before heading back on our way to Olallie Lake.

Riding the power lines     Warm Springs cabin

The snow was great today. Lots of powder and tons of snow period. What a great winter.

Fresh snowmobile tracks in Olallie Meadow     Snow up to the roofs at Olallie Lake Resort

Olallie Lake was as beautiful as ever. The snow was so high I could walk right up onto the roofs at the resort. I love it.

So much snow at Olallie Lake I could walk on the roofs     Snowmobile tracks on Olallie Lake

2016/17 Mileage

Trip: 71 miles
Season: 239 miles
Total Days: 8

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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