Welcome to Winter is Here! The 2016/2017 winter season is underway. If you're as excited about snow as we are, then you've found the right place. Join us on the Snow Trek Forum. Share a trip report, snow conditions, discuss gear, or just drop in and say hello.

Trip Reports

New Years Day 2015 Hangover Run - January 1, 2015
Mother nature delivered some snow just in time to bring in 2015 snow wheeling the broncos. We covered a lot of ground in search of something new. There isn't a lot snow yet, but it was still a fun day out cruising the backcountry in the snow. Check out the full Trip Report on the forum.
Snow Wheeling - December 27, 2014
It's been a long wait, but we finally got some snow in the Cascades. After an extra long dry spell, we set out for a day snow wheeling. Since this was the first major accumulation of the season, there wasn't a lot of snow, but plenty to have some fun! Great day cruising the backcountry in the snow! Check out the full Trip Report on the forum.

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  snowtrek  Trip Report: Snow Wheeling 2016/2017
This is a master thread for our 2016/2017 snow wheeling trip reports. Please share! . If you subscribe to the thread, you'll be notified of new posts. If you have a lot to share, you can also start your own trip report thread if you choose. Start the subject with " Trip Report: " you'll get the fancy icon too. Let's try to keep the snow wheeling trip planning in their own topics. Standby...
  snowtrek  Fubars snow jeep build
Hi I'm new to the forum, I found this site while researching the topic. I live In northern Alberta, so cold weather and snow are around 8 months a year, and I've recently developed an interest in snow wheeling via YouTube and the guys who take the old logging roads up the mountains through deep snow and yada yada yada... I'm on to my 3rd jeep and am slowly collecting pieces. I'm moving in the spring back to Calgary, and also saving my pennies f...
  snowtrek  Hello troops
Discovered your little corner of the planet and decided to say hello. Been around snow machines and such for many many years. Finally retired and have waaaaaay too much time on my hands, so decided to build a "FRANKEN CAT" Scored a lovely 92 GMC Safari van a while ago and am going to marry the van to a custom Cat frame with tracks and rear diffy from a Thiokol Spryte 1200 series Here are a couple pix of the van Lovely rig with zero...
  snowtrek  Snowshoe Hike near Bozeman, MT
This is one of the nicest hikes in the Bozeman, Montana area - summer or winter. I've included some photos of ice climbers that we saw along the way.
  snowtrek  New user from Enumclaw, Wa to
Howdy Stumbled across this place while doing some winter web wheeling! Since I love big tires and snow I felt the urge to join. I am web wheeling because I am currently without decent means to "snowtrek". I'm hoping to assemble a new rig this summer for next season. I recently moved to a new house and chose to sell the well prepped TJ for a better financial buffer. To top it off my wife and I just delivered our 3rd child and a TJ ...
  snowtrek  1/28/17 Shuksan Attempt
Tried to get up Shuksan today, turned around at about 6000ft due to poor avalanche conditions. Pretty great ski conditions.


Snow Gear

Homemade Trekking Pole Monopod
This is how I converted my trekking poles into a monopod.
Dakine Poacher Pack
The Dakine Snow Pack family of backpacks are purpose built for experiencing the backcountry in the snow. Features are well thought-out and implemented in a way that preserves precious space, yet maintain organization and ease of access. Whether you're hitting the ski slopes for the day, or doing some serious snowshoeing or mountaineering, Dakine offers several packs designed to meet our needs in the backcountry.

Snow Wheeling

Low Pressure Air Gauges

When Snow Wheeling, airing down your tires is the most important thing you can do for improved traction and flotation in snow. That means you need an air gauge that reads low pressure from 1-5psi. We are on a quest to find a replacement for the Accutire MS-46B.
Siping Tires for Deep Snow

Why should I sipe my tires for deep snow wheeling? Siping is one of my three criteria for a deep snow tire. As you drive through the deep snow, the snow gets packed under your tire. The siping gives your tires hundreds of new biting edges. Additionally, the siping helps loosen the tire carcass allowing your tire to flex better when aired down.

Snow Science and Avalanche Education

Quick overview of Western Washington Mountain Pass webcams

Stevens Pass - Elevation: 4061 ft

Snoqualmie Pass - Elevation: 3022 ft

White Pass - Elevation: 4500 ft

Blewett Pass - Elevation: 4102 ft

National Ice Center Snow and Ice Map - Current

Check out the 31 day Snow Loop.