It has been a couple of years since we last did this snowshoe. This is one of the most scenic routed on Mt. Hood on a blue bird day. The snow has continue to melt back and is now Cascade Concrete but there is enough to cover the down logs and brush so the route is possible. Lori and Jeanette went with micro spikes and had no trouble post holing. I came to do a snowshoe so I used me snowshoes. This is a short route under 3.5 miles and with about 780 ft. total gain.