6.5 miles of hiking • 4250' elevation gain • 1 night

Spent the night a out of boundary of Timberline, continued up the dirt to past Palmer where we crossed and followed footprints up towards Hood. Our sights kept getting loftier. First goal was the base of Crater Rock, then a little higher, the shoot for 10,000". We made it to 10,150". I have always wanted to get higher on Hood and yesterday was the day.