Thanks for that report, HJ. Love those Cascades. I have only tent or snow cave camped there, no hammocks yet. All on Mt.Baker. But, last year I did hammock for a week in the Olympics, on the Hoh River drainage up towards Blue Glacier and High Divide. Maybe I'll get to do the Cascades with a hammock, someday. I think they are pretty much in the number one spot for overall beauty for mountains in the lower 48, and are a close match for the Canadian Rockies. There are a couple of other spots that might match them, but none that beat them IMO, speaking only of how spectacular they are. Of course, that is strictly personal opinion, and there are many spectacular ranges. Including those Wind Rivers in Wyoming!
For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us....that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now.