In the opening when you said "Bushwacking" I was expecting push through tightly inter woven 2 miles a day Bushes. I'll take your woods any day.
If I had known you were going on such a great hike I would have kicked my personal pilot awake & had him fire up the private jet & joined you. Only two problems with that plan: I have no personal pilot or Jet. But otherwise it is a stellar plan!
Seriously, that looked FUN!! Great pictures & videos.