On December 9 I went showshoeing up at Mt. Hood. I parked at the Bennett Pass Sno-Park where I got a gorgeous view of Mt. Hood on this beautiful sunny day.
I started down Bennett Pass Road (also known as Road 3550).
Saw some really cool hoarfrost:
There really wasn’t much snow on the ground and I saw plenty of bare patches:
I decided to do some exploring, so at the one-mile mark when I reached a junction I turned right and went another 0.9mi to the end of Road 222.
Not a whole lot to see on this road, except two spots with glimpses of Mt. Hood through the trees:
Then I explored down Road 220. No views along this spur and it dead-ends after 0.8mi.
Back on Bennett Pass Road I continued on.
1.25 miles from the sno-park there is a spur to the left which I did not explore, although I think there is a view to be had there. Staying on Bennett Pass Road 1.8 miles from the sno-park will get you this magnificent view:
After enjoying the view for awhile I headed back to the car. Before driving home I got this parting view of Mt. Hood from the parking lot.
A fantastic day of beautiful weather and great views!