I wanted to get out for a longer hike today so I did Paradise Park Trail up to the crossover to Mississippi Head Wall. Great weather conditions with mostly sun but not to warm. Most of the Paradise Park Trail is a nice walk in the woods on a steady elevation gain trail. After passing the Paradise Loop Trail it is all spectacular above timberline hiking. It has been several years since I have been up this part and love it up there. My route was about 18 miles and 4400 feet gain. I was on the trail for 9 ½ hours. I tried out my new hiking boots on this hike and they worked fine so happy about that. Lots of backpackers in camping out.