I would agree entirely. The PNW has some great stuff.
Thanks for the comment.
I noted your from Cottonwood, AZ . I grew up in Scottsdale. Loved hiking in the superstitions. Not Rainier, but has some amazing beauty. Cheers.
Yeah I think its a more common transition to head South.
The day we were out was foggy and the clouds were covering everything. It was as the sun was heading down that Mt. Baker raised out of the clouds to take a look around. It was an awesome view. Thanks for the comment.