Snowmobiling to Bonney Meadows

I found a new snowmobiler to ride with, Jon, through a mutual friend. We took advantage of a recent snow storm and met up at Frog Lake Sno Park, just East of Government Camp, Oregon. It wasn't busy when we arrived early in the morning and there was only a single set of tracks out of the Sno Park. It was a beautiful morning and the snow was fantastic. On our way to Bonney Meadows, the tracks quickly disappeared and we were the only ones around.

2018 Polaris Pro RMK snowmobile on a FLM Quicky sled deck     Untouched powder on the way to Bonney Meadows

The snow was deep and a blast to ride through at Bonney Meadows. It's been awhile since I have snowmobiled in the Mt Hood area. Bonney Meadows is the place where I injured my knee snowmobiling years back.

Snowmobiling to Bonney Meadows     Bathroom at Bonney Meadows buried in snow

My riding skills have improved (as well as my sled) a bit since then, but I was on the lookout for the deep holes that form in the warm spots in the meadow. When I injured my knee, I hit one of these holes and lost control. As luck would have it, I ended up finding a large hole and before I knew it was launching out of it and safely landing on the other side.

Watch out! Deep holes at Bonney Meadows     Bonney Meadows, Oregon in winter

We had a great ride and I finally have enough miles on my new Polaris 800 Pro RMK snowmobile for it to be broken in. Let the snow keep coming.

2018 Polaris Pro RMK snowmobile

Gear List

2018 Polaris 800 Pro RMK Snowmobile
FLM Quicky Sled Deck
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
Kel-Tec P-3AT .380 Auto
First Aid Kit
Samsung Galaxy S6 Active w/BackCountry Navigator
Suunto A-10 Compass


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