Nice loop hike accessible from either Hidden lake or Paradise park trailheads. Only down fall is the near mile to close the loop between the trailheads that you need to walk on the road. Was the first tracks in the snow a few miles up the hidden lake trail. Missed the beauty of Mt Hood due to the clouds. Interesting tree fall (micro burst) on the Paradise Park trail. Cool to see nature at work.
Perfect day, clear skies and able to see all of the peaks; Adams, Rainer, St Helens, Jefferson, the Sisters. You can see the remnants of the rain that was received this past week, the dust was knocked down and there was snow near the top especially on the spur, bring spikes for a bit more traction.