Winter Hike to Paradise Park on Mt. Hood

I got out for a hike on Sunday up to Paradise Park on Mt. Hood by way of the Paradise Park Trail. You are not suppose to be able to do this as a hike this time of year. I normally do this trail in spring after the area has melted out of winter snows. But since we have not had any winter snows the trails was there to hike. The trial is well graded and six and half miles and 3000 feet elevation gain to Paradise Park. Caring extra weight of a winter pack and extra body weight from to many Christmas cookies it to me forever to get to my turn around point. It’s a new year so time to start training again.