I don’t understand why but my favorite shoes have been these adidas skate shoes that I seem to take everywhere. This hike was no exception. McNeil Point Oregon sits about 2/3rds the way to the top of Mt. Hood. throughout the hike the feeling of constantly being lost was trumped by the scale of the mountain. there was no wrong direction as we reached the snow level that thought process seemed to hold true as the footprints weaved in and out of each other up the side of the ridge. Regardless we pushed on through the snow and up the crumbling rock. Right when the trail seemed to pitter out we pushed through the trees in front only to be spit out on McNeil Point its self.