Explore Oregon Podcast: Ray Benson Sno-Park, a winter playground, named for Salem legend
In this week's edition of the Explore Oregon Podcast, Zach and David talk about the popular winter playground on Santiam Pass: Ray Benson Sno-Park.
Home to more than 70 miles of cross-country, snowshoe and snowmobile trails and featuring three backcountry snow shelters, Ray Benson features sweeping views of Mount Washington and Three-Fingered Jack.
But who was Ray Benson? Turns out, the story of the man behind the snow park is a fascinating character who was a key figure in Oregon winter recreation despite not having the use of his legs.
Ray Benson Part III:Ski or snowshoe through scar of Oregon wildfire, with stop at Blowout Shelter