Mirror Lake Snowshoe

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Did the Mirror Lake trail on Saturday, which is directly across from Mt. Hood on Highway 26, roughly a mile before Government Camp. The weather was spectacular. The trail to Mirror Lake (somewhere around a mile) was well traveled with packed snow and well-marked and the views of Hood were spectacular. We continued past the lake attempting to reach the top of Tom, Dick and Harry Mountain. We soon lost the trail and beyond the lake, and the route was not marked to well. We eventually regained the trail near the top of the ridge and made it to a rock outcropping on top of the ridge. The view was spectacular, with views of Mt. St. Helens, Ranier, Adams, Jefferson, and of course Hood.

I guess I should also point out that there were quite a few people at Mirror Lake (to be expected since its only a mile from the trailhead), so I would probably avoid this trail if you're looking for solitude.