Had an absolutely amazing time up on Mt. Hood today!
Started well after noon, from the timberline lodge parking lot. Hiking in the dirt/gravel for an hour or two, sometimes crossing small islands of snow, before getting to consistent snow worthy of taking the skis off my backpack and skinning up..
Got a nice, long, fun lap and a half of skiing on wonderful corn snow on the Zigzag snowfield, and then another moderate lap on palmer before the sun started to go down.
I was so torn between getting my camera out to take pictures of the sunset, vs getting down the mountain while it was light out!