Snowmobiling near Mt Adams, Washington

Winter has come back with a vengeance. I am ecstatic. We had some great snow fall in the mountains over the weekend and my friend Kevin and I took Monday off to go snowmobiling. I awoke to a couple inches of snow at home! It hardly ever snows down this low. It was shaping up to be an awesome day.

We loaded my sled onto Kevin's sled deck and headed East before crossing the Columbia River into Washington. We were headed to Lone Butte SnoPark again on the West side of Mt Adams. When we arrived there was no one else there.

Snow at home and all the way to the mountain     Only ones at Lone Butte SnoPark

We unloaded the snowmobiles and headed off down the trail towards the berry fields. Unlike the last time we were here, we could see today and the snow was great. Lots of cold dry powder. We headed off trail and played around most of the day. I am finally starting to get the hang of throwing my sled onto it's side and riding it in a tight circle without completely rolling over and crashing (although that still happens).

Snowmobiling near the berry fields West of Mt Adams     Beautiful conditions for snowmobiling

It was a great day. Kevin and I had a blast. We ended up a little deeper in the trees than we were comfortable and had a few close encounters. We managed to come out unscathed.

Tons of snow at the berry fields     Kevin playing around on his 2018 Arctic Cat snowmobile

2017/18 Mileage

Trip: 34 miles
Season: 145 miles
Total Days: 6

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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