When mountaineering was still new to me I used to go on a lot of solo hikes on the Mountain Loop. This area was instrumental in my learning about mountaineering and my passion for peakbagging. Many of the routes in this area have a wide variety of terrain.
I've had some very memorable times in the mountain loop highway, first visited back in 2005 which is when I ascended up my first Mountain which was Mount Pilchuck in Winter during sunset. Ever since that's how I got into mountaineering, and never have looked back since.