Snowmobiling from White River East SnoPark

We went chasing the recent snowfall on Mt Hood Saturday. My friend Kevin recently bought a new Arctic Cat and he was eager to take it on an inaugural ride. Our plant was to launch from White River East SnoPark and hopefully ride up to Bonney Meadows.

There was only one other vehicle in the snopark when we arrived just before 8 AM. It was a crisp cool morning with cloudy skies and fresh powder.

Snowmobiling near White River East SnoPark - Mt Hood, Oregon     Snowmobile break

Unfortunately the snow level had not gotten low enough for us to get over to Bonney Meadows. White River East snopark is above 4,000 feet in elevation, but to get to Bonney Meadows you have to dip down around 3,200 feet in elevation. We ended up just riding around up higher until we got bored. I missed lots of good riding last year, so I hope we eventually get more snow.

Snow covered Mt Hood in November

2017/18 Mileage

Trip: 20 miles
Season: 28 miles
Total Days: 2

2016/17 Season: 239 miles, 8 days

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
Kel-Tec P-3AT .380 Auto
First Aid Kit
Samsung Galaxy S6 Active w/BackCountry Navigator
Suunto A-10 Compass


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