8 miles of hiking • 3000' elevation gain •
Beautiful day on the mountain. I've never been on the North side of Mt Hood, and I was surprised at how much more rugged it seemed and how much better the views were. Rime ice above treeline, but big pockets of powder in the trees made skiing with the Altai Hok skis enjoyable.
I got two huge blisters on my heels though :[