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Title:Ray Benson Sno-Park
Area:Willamette National Forest
Elevation:4800 Feet
Misc: Sno-Park Parking Permits are required Nov 1 thru April 30. North Blowout Shelter that was destroyed by the B & B Complex Fire in 2003 has been replaced by a new cabin.
Links:Hoodoo Mountain Resort, Santiam Pass Cam, Trail List
Notes:The Ray Benson Sno-Park is the largest and most popular Sno-Park in the Central Cascades. It sees very heavy use from snowmobiles who maintain a warming shelter and restrooms. Marked Nordic Ski trails lead out to the north and south of the parking lot. Sno-Park Parking Permits are required from November 1 thru April 30
Route:From Salem travel east 84 miles on Highway 22 to the Santiam Junction, then continue 5 more miles on Highway 20 to the turn off.
USGS_15:Three Fingered Jack
USGS_75:Three Fingered Jack
Reference:Cross-Country Ski Routes by Vielbig

Brandenburg Shelter on the South Loop Trail

Nina Carlson at the New North Blowout Shelter - 12/16/06 - photo by Lon Carlson