Welcome to Winter is Here! The 2017/2018 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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The Insanity Fab Snow Challenge 2013
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Great people, Great weather, Great time.......horrible snow lol Made everyone drive harder and better! Forum

  snowtrek  Mattracks vs Tires
I just watched these videos of a Toyota Tacoma on Mattracks up on Tonga Ridge in some fresh snow. I’m surprised by how much he still has to work at it. I guess that just reinforces my opinion that when the snow is good nearly anything works, and when conditions are tough, nothing works well. It would have been interesting to see a well setup wheeled vehicle in the same spot.
  snowtrek  Trip Report: Snow Wheeling 2017/2018
A new season, a new thread! This worked out well last year, so just subscribe to this thread for the year. Drove up and down Van Epps Pass and then up to Gallaher Head Lake and on to the top of Hawkins Mountain 4WD trail on Saturday. Got up driving on mostly dirt. Three hours later 6+ inches of snow had fallen (probably the heaviest snow I've ever personally experienced). Winds had picked up to sustained 30-40MPH and continued all night, along ...
  snowtrek  Wheeling Tomorrow
Anyone want to come out tomorrow? Would like to find untracked snow, any suggestions on where to go? I usually just do I90/Tonga Ridge after a storm but it hasn't snowed in way too long so I have to try harder to avoid the tracked ruts.
  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  Setup / Unbrick GoPro Wi-Fi BacPac
My GoPro Wi-Fi BacPac did not update the firmware properly; I am unsure why as I followed the GoPro instructions to the letter and it “bricked”. Bricked for those of you that do not know is when electronics stop working typically because of firmware or hardware problems and when a GoPro BacPac bricks it will not even turn on. I had problems with CiniForm because it showed the BacPac as up to date so it would not show the update button in the de...
  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...


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